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50 Reasons Why 2017 Subaru Forester Goes Brown

Subaru is celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the boxer engine. Subaru brings a special edition brown leather interior to the 2017 Forester.

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Why is Subaru offering a special edition 2017 Forester with brown interior? Fifty years ago, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) built the first boxer engine and put it under the hood of the Subaru 1000 compact car. Today, Subaru launches a 50th anniversary 2017 Subaru Forester to commemorate the milestone. It’s been a productive workhorse for the brand and its total production over the past 50 years now tops 16 million units. The best-selling Forester gets the nod to commemorate the achievement.

What does the Special Edition Forester get?

Like it’s U.S. spec counterpart, the Japan special edition 2017 Forester gets a unique Saddle Brown leather-trimmed upholstery with contrasting Ivory stitching. It also comes with matching brown leather trim on the door panels, center console storage box lid, along with other interior details. The Forester gets a new leather-wrapped heated steering wheel with silver stitching. A power rear lift gate also comes standard on the all-wheel-drive SUV.

All 2017 Forester models now feature an updated steering wheel with intuitive audio, Bluetooth and cruise control switches. They also feature Keyless Access with Push-Button Start. Other amenities on this Forester include two-position memory seats, auto up/down on both driver and front passenger windows, and automatic climate control which are now standard across other Forester trims.

Forester gets quieter

Newly added soundproofing to Forester will make it quieter than the outgoing model. It gets thicker door glass and restructured door seals that will reduce wind noise. Added insulation underneath and an acoustic windshield will contribute to the 2017 Forester’s quieter, more refined interior.

Go to Page 2: What about the exterior?

The new special edition 2017 Subaru Forester will offer the custom brown interior in Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Dark Gray Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Sepia Bronze Metallic, Jasmine Green Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, and Dark Blue Pearl exterior colors. US buyers aren’t left out. You can get this same Saddle Brown leather-trimmed upholstery on Forester Touring trim levels. Subaru Japan goes brown to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the boxer engine.

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