Subaru Forester is getting a mid-life makeover for 2022. It has a revised headlight, foglight, front bumper and grille treatment as well as numerous technology and suspension upgrades.

Retuned front suspension coil springs and dampers improve ride comfort, steering responsiveness and handling. New aluminium engine mount bracket reduces vibrations and noise.

Foresters with the Driver Monitoring System gain gesture-controlled temperature adjustment for the air-conditioning, a new feature for Subaru that enables drivers to adjust the temperature via a simple hand gesture.

In all models other than the Forester 2.5i, Adaptive Driving Beam is updated to an array headlight system.

An eight-inch touchscreen is now standard across the range, previously the Forester 2.5i, 2.5i-L and Hybrid L had 6.5-inch screens.

An updated instrument panel design is introduced in Forester 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Sport and 2.5i-S.

Forester 2.5i Sport has a circular foglight design with six LED lights and geometric black door mirrors Inside, there are gunmetal and orange interior highlights throughout the cabin

Forester 2.5i-S and Hybrid S have new alloy wheel designs. The Forester 2.5i-S gets platinum coloured armrest inserts.

Forester 2.5i Sport, 2.5i-S, Hybrid L and Hybrid S have a revised rear bumper lower cladding while the S and the two Hybrid variants also have revised silver roof rail finish.

New body colours are Autumn Green, Brilliant Bronze and Cascade Green which are available on all variants other than the Forester 2.5i Sport.

Subaru Australia General Manager, Blair Read, said: “We’ve never had greater demand for Subaru SUVs and current generation Forester is leading the charge.

“These latest subtle changes to the Forester range will add to its appeal, which has already attracted new audiences with the introduction of hybrid variants and the Sport over the last 18-months.

Forester 2.5i: $35,990
Forester 2.5i-L: $38,390
Forester 2.5i Premium: $41,140
Forester 2.5i Sport: $42,690
Forester 2.5i-S: $44,190
Forester Hybrid L: $41,390
Forester Hybrid S: $47,190
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Subaru dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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