Subaru of America announced the sale of its two-millionth Forester in the US market, which was first introduced there in 1997.
The two-millionth Subaru Forester was sold to Brian Gerber, a loyal customer of the brand, by Ruge’s Subaru in Rhinebeck, New York.
Subaru’s consistent growth in annual sales helped the Forester to hit the 2-million mark in under a third of the time it took to reach the one-million mark, which was achieved in June 2013.
“Subaru has achieved 11 consecutive years of sales growth in the United States with Forester as a key driver of that success,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO of Subaru of America. “Accomplishing this milestone reflects our commitment to providing customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety, capability and reliability.”
Back in 1997, the first Subaru Forester aimed at customers looking for the same performance and versatility as the Outback but in a smaller vehicle. It shared many of the same features with its larger sibling, including a 2.5-liter boxer engine, Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and 7.5 inches of ground clearance.
The new 2019 Subaru Forester is fitted with the most comprehensive suite of safety features in its 22-year history; the company’s EyeSight Driver Assist is fitted as standard and was awarded with the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, when equipped with the steering-responsive headlights.
Flagship Touring models also get the DriverFocus system, which monitors the driver for fatigue or distractions, in case you didn’t get it from the name. Power comes from a 2.5-liter flat-four engine producing 182hp and 176lb-ft and paired to a Lineartronic CVT transmission exclusively.