2019 Subaru Forester Shows Off Rear Styling In Latest Teaser

The countdown to the New York Auto Show continues as Subaru has released a new teaser image of the 2019 Forester.

While the image only reveals a portion of the crossover’s rear end, we can see the redesigned model will have C-shaped taillights and an all-new tailgate with recesses around the license plate and above the bumper. Speaking of the latter, the bumper has plastic body cladding and a faux silver skid plate.

The image doesn’t reveal much but the rear end appears slightly different than the purported pictures which surfaced earlier this month. However, the changes aren’t expected to be too dramatic as previous spy photos have shown the Forester will retain its distinctive styling.

Subaru hasn’t said much about the Forester but it will ride on the Subaru Global Platform that underpins the Impreza. This change promises to increase safety, improve driving dynamics and reduce noise, vibration and harshness levels.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but the model could be offered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 152 hp (113 kW) and 145 lb-ft (196 Nm) of torque. It would likely be paired to a continuously variable transmission and a symmetrical all-wheel drive system.

Other possible options include a familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the company’s new turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder which recently debuted in the Ascent. It produces 260 hp (193 kW) and 277 lb-ft (375 Nm) of torque.

The 2019 Subaru Forester will be unveiled on March 28th so stay tuned for full details on Wednesday.

 

  • Honda NSX-R

    Why even bother teasing a car like the Forester? It’s not like the design is gonna blow the world on fire or something.

    • LWOAP

      Because Subaru doesn’t have anything interesting in their lineup, that’s why.

      • Honda NSX-R

        But how is this anymore interesting?!

        • LWOAP

          It isn’t.

        • Vanishing Boy

          It riles up their fanbase who typically live on the northern states/provinces.

    • Soob

      Even I agree.

    • T N Args

      Hopefully your username doesn’t suggest you think Honda sets the world on fire LOL.

      One reason for interest in Subaru Forester is the car’s confirmed offroad status as a wolf in sheep clothing. Unlike CR-V for example which is more a lamb with lipstick once the bitumen ends.

      Anyway enough from me, I’m sure you want to get back to your normal programming i.e. trolling brands you are not interested in.

      • Mikha’el Myles

        DWL… good trolling these honda fan boys

      • Honda NSX-R

        Stay triggered.

        • Mr Hahn

          Honda makes junk nowadays. Civic Type R is a joke. 40k for a FWD Civic is laughable. Honda has an infatuation with tiny engines. Your Honda has a 1.6 while my Mountain Dew has 2?

      • Anders Gustav

        well…Im a Subaru fan myself, and even I agree with him, why tease the looks of a car that so definitely isnt a looker.
        it will, however, as you say, be far more capable than any other crossover or softroader.

  • Brano Ivaska

    First Accord, now Forester…Wtf?

    • Honda NSX-R

      Now we’ll see sales drop 😛

      • Mr Hahn

        Accord sales have been dropping it’s a fugly turd.

        • Honda NSX-R

          I know, they’ve been sitting on the lots. That’s why I said the sales will drop.

  • Paul

    Another car to be gobbled up by the granola girls.

  • Honda NSX-R

    I just noticed the badge’s background color matches the exterior color, that’s cool.

  • Simon Wilson

    totally rad. lol

  • 31/12/2999

    Only Rav4 can blow our minds with all the beautiful desgin and all the technology that comes with her.

    • Mr Hahn

      The new RAV 4 in the outdoor trim looks bad ass.

  • 31/12/2999

    This is what we want about design, Toyota now have all. Subaru is legendary making good looking concepts, and then boring production cars.

    http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/396d7e82055cf1a93b62ef317557289e00ba8967e7d7d53206e0b6195c7a66d5.jpg

  • HONDA?

  • MarkoS

    Well, one thing is for sure, it is not that white car that was leaked in that Japanese car mag last week. Subaru will have another best seller here.

  • S3XY

    Subawho? Oh, it’s the Touring model!

  • MarkoS

    They never have tried to fool anyone. Subaru merely follows the original auto “futurerama” model while it comes to concepts, that is why they call them concepts. Subaru is not going to mess up, what is working very well for them by being overly trendy.

  • Jake

    That tail lamp is the most exciting production design from Subaru in a long time.

  • OD. LP

    Seems as though I’m noticing more entry level manufacturers are changing their taillights to look similar to Honda’s “Crab Claw” styled lights

  • salamOOn

    a bulb inside a tail light? in 2018?

  • KidRed

    Another boringly squared off tail light. No need to bother with the rest as I can guess how unattractive it will be.

  • Mr Hahn

    The front is nice and is genuine Forester to the front doors then the rear doors to the quater/hatch is half Outback/half something else mixmatched did Subaru have two different design teams working on this car and they couldn’t come up with a final design? and reducing the rear quarter window and making it smaller is stupid. The grille looks ugly. Electronic E brake now? I mean it’s not a deal breaker but I like having a handbrake. Impreza HVAC controls with a tiny fan speed control looks terrible.

    They also removed the interior door handle grips on the interior. The Interior looks decent but nowhere near as nice as the current 2014-2018 SJ Forester. Also the XT being discontinued is dissapointing. It looks like if you want one buy an XT or a Turbo SUV you better buy a used one or a current new 2018 or a Kia Sportage SX/Ford Escape Ecoboost. Overall,I am dissapointed in this “redesign”. I was hoping for a scaled down Ascent interior atleast but the whole interior to the door panels is all puled straighy from the Impreza which isn’t bad. I get it saves costs but the Forester needs to have it’s own unique interior this time around and the all nee one doesn’t.

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