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2011 Subaru Forester: New engine and new equipment

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Subaru Canada unveils prices Forester 2011 range

The third generation of the very popular Subaru Forester appeared in 2009 and now it was time to give him his first touches aesthetic and especially his first important improvements.

Although aesthetically it plays a rather cautious, however, it is important to mention that the main changes made include its atmospheric engine, its equipment groups and multimedia technologies.

For 2011, the Subaru Forester 2.5X is renewed in versions 2.5X Convenience, Tourism 2.5X, 2.5X Limited Package and 2.5XT Limited Turbo.

The main improvement made to it comes from his inseparable and indestructible engine four-cylinder 2.5-liter flat, which presents:

- New dimensions of Bore and stroke

- Complete revision of the pistons

- He became a dual camshaft in head

- Power maintained at 170 hp, but available at 5800 rev / min

- The couple spent a 174 lb-ft at 4 100 r / min

- Manuelle/5v boxes and automatique/4r Revised

Thus, this results a fuel which reads as follows:

Li/100 9.9 km city and 7.5 km li/100 on the road (With Box automatique/4r)

Li/100 9.9 km city and 7.4 km li/100 on the road (With Box manuelle/5v)

The figures in the turbo version are unchanged

Here is the statement issued by Subaru Canada Inc.



A new atmospheric engine and new standard equipment and optional.

TORONTO, Nov. 4 / CNW / - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce enhancements to its popular Forester compact SUV for the 2011 model year include changes to the Forester range include the. increased energy efficiency of the new engine and the new atmospheric infotainment system with detachable screen that team Forester 2.5X Limited Package and 2.5XT Limited.

Forester range 2011 decline again this year in several versions of equipment, which will appeal to all customers: Forester 2.5X, 2.5X the convenience, 2.5X Touring, the 2.5X Limited, and the version more complete, the turbo 2.5XT Limited.

The great novelty of the Forester 2.5X models is the new atmospheric Subaru BOXER engine. On this engine, the dimensions of the boring and the piston stroke were reviewed and single camshaft in head leads to belt has been replaced by a double camshaft in head leads by channel. The engine power is maintained at 170 horsepower, though now available for 5800 rev / min (compared to 6 000 r / min on the previous engine), and torque increased to 174 lb-ft is 4100 rev / min (compared to 170 lb-ft at 4 400 rev / min on the previous engine). Energy efficiency improved to 9.9 L/100 km city and 7.5 L/100 km on the highway, on automatic transmission versions have electronic direct control. For models has a 5-speed manual transmission, energy efficiency passes 9.9 L/100 km city and 7.4 L/100 km on the highway. For its part, the Forester 2.5XT Limited is always powered by the turbocharged 2.5-liter premium Subaru.

Most Forester models are equipped henceforth technology telephony Blueconnect handsfree Bluetooth ® has voice activation. The Forester 2.5X Convenience Package offers new features, including a driver's seat has ten power adjustment, aluminum rims 16 inch alloy, and the possibility to add PZEV technology to improve performance in terms of emissions.

For added convenience and luxury, the Forester 2.5X Touring Team now new rims aluminum 17-inch alloy wheels, and a chain ADVANCED audio AM / FM CD/MP3/WMA player.

The Forester 2.5X Limited offers in addition a new audio system and navigation Pioneer ® AVIC in-dash touch screen with removable, integration iPod / USB and text display, auxiliary audio input, and Pioneer A-series speakers in the front and the back. The 2.5X Limited is also equipped with alloy wheels 17-inch aluminum, SIRIUS Satellite Radio with a three-month trial and new layers of leather seats subscription.

At the top of the range is the turbocharged Forester 2.5XT Limited model. This version is also endowed the audio system and navigation Pioneer, plus an aerodynamic rear spoiler that enhances energy efficiency.

Equipped for working life

If handling and outstanding maneuverability are trademarks of the Forester since its creation, the rigid body structure, the four-wheel independent suspension has long travel, even to the ground clearance of 225 mm (8 9 inches) are other assets that enable the Forester has to negotiate with brio the curves of a winding road and absorb imperfections in the floor. The quality of leadership is touted as one of the best in the category.

The lateral window frames and door openings EXPANDED facilitate access to the vehicle. At the rear, the large tailgate window allows a driver to medium to see an object or a person of a meter tall (3.2 feet) to one meter distance behind the vehicle. In addition, tinted rear wipers are standard.

The back seat is equipped with a series of foldable armrest and folders divided 60/40 that fold completely to create a perfectly flat load floor console. When the seat backs are up, the cargo area is large enough to accommodate four golf bags or four large suitcases.

The lighthouses are a common sprinkler Subaru convenience that contributes to the longevity of the battery. For example, models a manual five-speed gearbox are fitted with a Hill Holder system that prevents the vehicle backwards when making a hill start.

The ability to tow 1,087 kg (2,400 lb) and the maximum weight the trailer hitch 91 kg (240 lb) are superior to many competitors and has sufficient tow a trailer carrying two watercraft.

Roof rails with a raised profile are books series across the range and Subaru dealers offer a full range of accessories for recreation and transportation, including necessary Towing, a bicycle holder and transport boxes for the roof, which facilitate the loading of sports equipment and other luggage.

Power on the road and off the beaten track

The Forester 2.5X models are powered by a new Subaru boxer engine atmospheric 2.5-liter 4-cylinder horizontally-opposed 16-valve dual overhead cam (DOHC), with control of electronic control system and gas assets valves. DEPLOYS engine 170 horsepower at 5 800 r / min and 174 lb-ft of torque at 4 100 r / min.

The Forester 2.5XT Limited has a turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine with 2.5 liter air cooler that produces 224 hp at 5 200 r / min and 226 lb-ft of torque is 2800 rev / min.

The Forester 2.5X is equipped as standard with a manual transmission has five reports. The models 2.5X Convenience Package and 2.5XT Limited are equipped with a series of automatic electronic direct control box has 4 reports (4EAT) optimized to provide better shifting and maximize energy efficiency. The models equipped with this automatic transmission 4-speed beneficient a manual mode that allows manual shifting when desired. The manual mode has three settings gearshift: Normal, Sport and Manual, each being accompanied by its own parameters of shifting and locking torque converter.

Emission reduction technology PZEV (Near Zero Emissions Vehicle)

The PZEV designation is attributed to vehicles that meet strict emission established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards. In Canada, Subaru PZEV vehicles meet the SULEV standards (vehicle has ultra super low emission) CARB and eliminate emissions of fuel vapors from the system power supply. Compared to the average new vehicle, Subaru PZEV vehicles to generate cleaner Exhaust emission significantly. In some cases the exhaust emissions from vehicles that meet PZEV standards are cleaner than hybrid vehicles or alternative fuel.

The base of a symmetric integral traction has taken constant 

The symmetrical AWD system has taken constant consists of a Subaru boxer engine and a permanent integral cog whose peculiarities vary depending on the model and transmission of the vehicle. The aluminum engine adopts a simple and symmetrical configuration, favoring a low center of gravity, which contributes to a precise maneuverability.

The 2011 Forester offers two versions of Symmetrical All-Wheel took constant, which makes the traction available at any time, without regard to the speed, the report agrees or roads and weather conditions. The manual transmission models has five reports utilize a locking center differential has viscous coupling which proportions the power / 50 50 for balanced handling, whatever the speed.

All Forester models with automatic transmission use a clutch system of electronic transfer multiple disks that actively manages the power distribution as a function of acceleration, braking and tacking available. This system proportions the power 60/40 between the front and rear in normal conditions, but brings back shared 50/50 a wheel slip is detected to provide maximum adhesion. The control system "smart" increases the stability of the car closely monitoring the speed of each wheel and responding more quickly to situations skating. This "intelligent" system also improves braking and cornering in greenhouses can offer a more neutral handling (reduced understeer and oversteer).

An independent suspension to overcome the obstacles of life

The Subaru Forester was among the first SUV to appeal to an independent suspension on all four wheels, which guaranteed him a smooth ride and driving dynamics unusual.

The front suspension strut is provided with lower L-arm rear bushings with a liquid filling and anti-dive geometry. The double wishbone rear suspension is fixed at a false hydroformed frame which isolates the body structure. This configuration provides significant gains in terms of driving, the maneuverability, the volume loading and untap the rear seats. The 2011 version also includes stiffer bushings in the rear subframe, that improve the behavior of the leader turns, and thus the workability and confidence at the wheel.

Control the dynamics of the vehicle

Control of vehicle dynamics (VDC) is standard on all models Forester. Control of the dynamics of the vehicle is a highly sophisticated electronic program stability that analyzes data from the ABS system and the steering angle sensors, yaw rate and lateral acceleration. The system then regulates the braking force to each wheel as needed, helping to maintain vehicle control under a variety of conditions. A convenient switch allows you to disable the control of the dynamics of the vehicle when driving in sleet, heavy snow or gravel. In "off" position, the system disables the function of the torque while reducing the ABS control system and traction continue to operate.

Forester, the perfect example of leadership Subaru in matters of security

Thanks to the extensive use of high strength steel, the Forester got the mention Best Security IIHS choice for occupant protection. This structural rigidity also allows the use of massive amounts of low roof, contributing to excellent visibility - and falling from the outset the risk of accident. 

The wide range of dynamic security technologies that equip the 2011 Forester includes a system disc brakes ABS has 4 sensors and 4 channels with 4 wheels, electronic stability program (VDC control the dynamics of the vehicle) and a traction system integral symmetric took constant. The Forester is also equipped with a device for assisting emergency braking. In situations of emergency braking, drivers often apply force to the pedal that is lower to what is necessary, despite their rapidity of reaction. The servo emergency braking analyzes the speed with which the driver depresses the pedal and if the pedal velocity exceeds one level, the provision of assistance in emergency braking immediately intensifies the pressure up the limit of the ABS, to promote greater efficiency of braking.

The system of electronic distribution of braking force (EBD) is standard on Forester. The EBD system automatically set the correct brake front / rear depending on the load of the vehicle and proves more effective than conventional brake repartiteur.

On all models Subaru, the foundation of the safety of occupants based on the proven architecture of its frame reinforces sophisticated bow-shaped, the configuration of the chassis before disperses impact energy in three directions. This design brings together a series of arches around the passenger compartment and provides excellent protection when different types of collision. Beams of protection in high resistance steel doors and foam energy absorption enhance the security in case of lateral impact.

Passive safety technologies come standard include the system's Advanced airbags (SRS) Front Subaru of mounted side airbags in the seats for the driver and front passenger, and side curtain airbags. In addition, a rollover sensor can trigger the deployment of curtain airbags in an imminent rollover.

The headrest front seats assets to contribute to reduce the risk of traumatic lesions in case of rear collision. A brake pedal that cede in case of impact, even a footrest shock absorbing driver side, are also used in order to reduce leg injuries in a frontal collision.

For the complete list of the technical data of the Forester range, visit

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