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12-21-2012, 10:00 AM
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The 2014 Subaru Forester (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/forester/) is not on sale yet here in the US, but it has been on sale in Japan since the middle of last month. In that time, Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/) says that the 8,149 customer orders it has received have more than quadrupled the original expectation of just 2,000 units.

To go along with these impressive orders so far, Subaru has also provided a breakdown of exactly what initial customers are ordering, and based on the numbers provided, it would appear that early customers are choosing well-equipped models. This includes almost 90 percent of all models being ordered with the new Subaru EyeSight (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/16/2013-subaru-models-to-see-with-optional-eyesight-safety-system/) system, and while close to two-thirds of the Forester models are equipped with the base 2.0-liter engine, the turbocharged Forester 2.0XT is the most popular individual trim level accounting for almost 40 percent of the orders out of four available trim levels. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues as more Foresters hit dealers, but this is definitely a good sign for the compact crossover right out of the gate.

There's a brief press release after the jump (http://www.thesubaruforum.com/2012/12/21/subaru-says-forester-logs-8-000-jdm-orders-in-first-month-4x-ex/#continued) that gives a full breakdown of customer orders so far in Japan.Continue reading Subaru says Forester logs 8,000 JDM orders in first month, 4x expectations (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/21/subaru-says-forester-logs-8-000-jdm-orders-in-first-month-4x-ex/)
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