2014 Subaru Forester takes on Australia and wins [video]
Subaru wanted to test the all-new 2014 Subaru Forester, so they took it on a one year treck over 5 continents and 60,000 miles. They started in Southern Australia where there is some of the most rugged terrain and beautiful scenery on the planet. Driver Morio Fukui and team leader Koya Nitta took the new crossover to prove its all-round performance, from everything from narrow dirt roads to sand dunes in Southern Australia. The pair is filmed as they take the new SUV over the year long journey.
The journey starts in the Australian Finders Range
The first video takes the team into the Australian Finders Range where they test the Forester’s Symmetrical all-wheel-drive and X-Mode. They take the new SUV up a narrow rocky path with a 52 percent grade to prove the performance of the X-Mode. As they ascend the rocky ridge, they switch on X-Mode and it makes a big difference in climbing the steep grade.