What to Expect From Subaru Forester 2016 TS
If you have been considering a Subaru Forester for sale, you may have wondered if you should buy right now or wait for the new Subaru Forester 2016 model. The new model is anticipated to arrive in showrooms towards the middle of 2016, but it has already been released in Japan. This has allowed us to get a great insight into what we can expect from this new Subaru Forester 2016 model.
Although the new Forester TS has already been released in its domestic market, there will be limited numbers available. Australia is the only other global marketplace that will receive this flagship performance model treated to an STi Skunkworks makeover. Subaru has announced that there are only 300 units scheduled to be built. This edition is expected in May 2016 and will be available in black, white and the Subaru signature WR Blue.
According to Nick Senior, Managing Director of Subaru Australia, the Subaru Forester has always been a sporty SUV model, leading the market with performance driven variants such as the XT, S and GT variants. However, he says that this variant is the “new SUV pinnacle” and it is anticipated that it will be a massive hit with Forester enthusiasts.
The Forester TS:
Unlike the current model Subaru Forester for sale, the TS has a different aesthetic both inside and out. The styling has been revised, and the suspension has been completely revamped, with four piston Brembo brakes and 19 inch STI Enkei wheels fitted with Bridgestone Turanza wide tyres.
The model has also had a number of handling enhancements. These include exclusive tuning of the Sport Sharp SI-Drive mode, invert front struts, a new Flexible Support subframe in the rear, Flexible Draw stiffeners to support lateral cornering load and a flexible strut tower brace.
According to Senior, there have been twenty two changes from the XT variant on which the TS is based. The car is built on the standard FHI production line before it is transferred to STI to be fully completed. STI make approximately twenty eight post production changes, but Subaru maintains that the TS is not “an STI model per se”. enior explains that when the TS arrives here, it will carry some STI branding, but this will not feature in the model name. The TS is the designation to signify the package of handling, body, engine and in this instance improvements to refinement. This differs from dedicated STI variants that have bespoke changes to all aspects of the vehicle from the seating through to the engine.
Some experts are calling the new TS a diet version of an STI, with more improved characteristics for on the road rather than concentrating on skimming tenths of a second of a lap time.
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