With the Wildback Wilderness, Subaru has already launched an off-road model in the US. Now the Japanese are launching another version of the Desert.
In March 2021, Subaru in the United States had a new Outer Wilderness submitted. In the new equipment variant, it has more ground clearance and other features that make it more suitable for off-road use. In September, the Japanese push the second model of the Desert based on Refreshed Forester after.
Extended off-road equipment
The Subaru Forester Wilderness is based on the Premium equipment line and also comes with a number of additional features. A raised chassis with longer damping and longer springs along with new tuning increases the Forester’s ground clearance by nearly three centimeters to about 24. Unique 17-inch alloy wheels in matte black finish are fitted with Subaru Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tires for increased traction. The spare wheel also fits this configuration.
For a unique look, the Subaru Forester Wilderness has an all-new front apron with a hexagonal front grille. The modified front apron aims to increase the departure angle. Large pieces of wheel arches reliably cover the road tires. A sliding front fascia and unique hexagonal LED fog lights complete the new front end. The matte black coated hood is designed to reduce glare. New roof rails ensure increased static roof load. This means that even heavy roof tents should not cause a problem. There is also a special blue finish with matt black and bronze body fittings. The interior has been upgraded with stronger fabrics and floor mats. There are also various Wilderness characters in and on the car.
The Forester Wilderness can be optionally upgraded with a package that includes an 8-inch multimedia navigation system, a Harman Kardon premium audio system and a power liftgate. A 2.5-liter boxer takes over the car – without turbocharging. The four-cylinder has 182 hp and 240 Nm of torque. It is connected to a CVT transmission.
In the United States, the Subaru Forester starts at a price equivalent to 27,700 euros. The cost of the basic Forester in the US market from 21,300 euros.
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Subaru is offering a second model of the Desert in the US market. This is based on the upgraded Forester. Like the Desert, the model offers more off-road suitability.