Subaru Canada has announced that the 2020 Forester will be available in showrooms this September.
It will be powered by a 2.5L direct-injection Subaru Boxer engine offering 182 horsepower and 176 lb.-ft. of torque, and comes paired to a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission that works with Subaru’s Symmetrical full-time all-wheel drive.
New for 2020 is an enhanced EyeSight system with Lane Centring Assist, now standard on all models.
Subaru Starlink Connected Services will be standard on all but entry-level trims, and the system comes with a free three-year trial subscription and uses the 4G LTE cellular network — and completely separate from customers’ mobile devices — to allow customers to stay connected to their vehicles while also allowing them to receive important information to keep them safe. Integrated directly into the vehicle, the system uses voice-response technology with the addition of live assistance for features such as Advanced Automatic Collision Notification in the event of a collision, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Concierge Service.
Other features include remote services, such as remote engine start (including climate control), remote lock and unlock, and remote vehicle locator, as well as vehicle alerts such as speed, boundary or curfew alerts that can all be controlled directly from customers’ smart devices.