Subaru has launched just a few extra fleeting glimpses of the brand new Forester Wilderness throughout their social media channels. They’ve additionally given us a reveal date on after we can count on the Forester’s extra rugged brother: September 2.
For the document, Subaru remains to be solely coyly referring to it as the subsequent Wilderness mannequin, despite the fact that we all know full properly it will be the Forester. If the spy pictures, unique teaser and the EPA’s subsequent leak weren’t sufficient, Subaru’s personal teaser launched this morning clearly reveals the taillight and rear profile of a Forester. Should you squint, you possibly can even make out the phrase “Forester” alongside the aspect skirt within the Wilderness’s signature copper spotlight coloration.
Nevertheless, the brand new teasers additionally affirm that the Forester Wilderness can have lots of the particular options we noticed on the Outback Wilderness. Based mostly on a closeup of the nostril Subaru posted to Twitter, we will see a brand new grille that eschews the chrome ornamentation of the common Forester. As a substitute, we get a brand new grid of interlocking black hexagons just like the Outback Wilderness.
That picture, together with a video posted to YouTube, present a brand new, extra rugged bumper with built-in fog lamps. It is black fairly than physique coloured, and if the Outback Wilderness is something to go by, it’s going to permit the automobile to have an improved method angle. One factor the bumper appears to lack are copper coloured covers to which one can affix a tow hook, because the Outback Wilderness has.
From this video and one other clip posted to Twitter, we will affirm that the Forester Wilderness May even have matching black wheel arch cladding and aspect skirts as properly, to present the automobile a extra rugged countenance. The Outback Wilderness had unique shocks, springs, wheels and tires to boost the trip top by 0.8 inches. It is onerous to say for sure whether or not the Forester Wilderness rides any greater, because the movies present it jostling about on trails, however we would not wager towards it.
Talking of wheels and tires, the Forester Wilderness seems to get new black five-spokes. Just like the Outback Wilderness, these rims are wrapped in white-lettered Yokohama Geolandar A/T tires, a throwback to the unique Outback and which ought to present for added clawing capacity.
We suspect the Forester — together with the brand new WRX — had been purported to be unveiled right this moment on the New York Worldwide Auto Present. Subaru was scheduled for 2 press conferences. However, with the occasion abruptly canceled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, Subaru has chosen to maneuver the reveals. The Forester Wilderness will debut September 2, and a Subaru spokesperson has informed Autoblog that the WRX will even debut in early September.