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10-15-2010, 12:40 PM
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The Sydney Motor Show (http://autoblog.com/tag/sydney+motor+show) doesn't grab the full attention of the global media like Paris (http://autoblog.com/category/paris-motor-show) or Geneva (http://autoblog.com/category/geneva-motor-show), though this latest bit of news from Subaru (http://autoblog.com/make/subaru) certainly piques our interest. We had heard rumblings of a more potent Subaru crossover (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/09/hotter-subaru-forester-in-the-works/) before, and now this, the Forester (http://autoblog.com/model/forester) S-Edition concept, previews what the automaker says is "an exciting development in our Forester range" set to debut early next year.

Subaru has boosted the Forester XT's turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four up to 259 horsepower and 256 pound-feet of torque, gains of 32 and 20, respectively over the normal Australian model. That power runs through a five-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters (a proper stick-shift would be preferred, Subaru), and a new variable torque distributing all-wheel-drive system keeps things in check on the road. Other enhancements include a revised sport suspension, 17-inch STI wheels, Alcantara seat trim and S-Edition badging throughout.

Forester STI redux? Certainly sounds like it. Our only hope is that Subaru doesn't make this hot new Forester a JDM-only affair. (Fingers crossed!) Hit the jump to read the full details in Subaru's press release.


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jameswatson
10-20-2010, 01:32 PM
looking great
very nice