The limited edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS edition is coming to Australia.
The car has been priced at $54,990 in the country which doesn’t include on-road costs. The overall pricing will be slightly higher and being a limited edition vehicle, it is not going to break the bank for those who opt for exclusivity every time.
The car was originally launched in Japan towards the end of 2014. Later, the brand confirmed that they are going to bring the special tS edition to Australia. Only 300 of these cars will be built and sold in the country. The regular Forester will be much cheaper when compared to these editions because they are at least $7,000 or more higher than the base model. The car will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It may not be as powerful as the one available in Japan but may solve the requirements of the buyers residing in the region.
It has been confirmed through extensive surveys that the slight difference in performance is not going to have any negative effect on people planning to buy the 2016 Subaru Forester tS edition. Based on the pre-orders they have received, head of the brand in Australia commented that they never expected such response from the public. If they have known earlier, they would have probably increased the number of cars and not limited it to just 300 cars.
“It is possibly the best and the most viable sports SUV that a buyer could go for below $80,000. It gives us the winning edge against our competitors and is one of the SUVs that can easily join a collector’s list. We already felt that we should have probably gone for more than 300 but happy to see so much response from the customers,” said Nick Senior.
Over 28 unique changes are made to the limited edition SUV and the total cost incurred to make it is higher than $12,000. The limited edition model features STI and tS badges on the front as well as the rear. The interiors feature contrast stitching with leather finish and the red button for start stop is branded with the STI logo. Throughout the design, there are STI logos found all over with contrast red stitching in the corners. Unique changes are made to the bumpers, rear spoilers and other external components.
The 2016 Subaru Forester special edition is scheduled for launch in the first week of June.