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Meet the 2017 Subaru Forester Special Edition UK Style

The 2017 Subaru Forester Special Edition comes with the diesel engine which U.S. buyers can’t get. What else sets this model apart?

Subaru UK has announced an exclusive Special Edition 2017 Forester that celebrates a milestone for the Japanese automaker. Subaru is celebrating their 50th Anniversary of the Subaru Boxer engine. UK buyers can get a diesel boxer to power the Forester SUV. What else sets this model apart?

Exclusive offering

There will only be 100 of these Special Edition Forester’s to make the trip from Japan to the UK. It goes on sale September 1, and comes in gasoline and diesel variants. Both are based on the XC Premium model with the Lineartronic automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels.

Subaru UK says the Special Edition model comes with 1,500 (British Pounds) of additional equipment at no extra cost. Both models come with Subaru’s comprehensive five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

Unique features set it apart further

Outside, the Forester Special Edition features Hunter Green Metallic Paint, front, side and rear under guards, wheel arch extensions and stainless steel cargo step panel. Inside, the Forester comes with brown leather seats with brown leather interior door grips, center armrest and center panel uprights.

Other interior upgrades include Subaru’s Starlink; a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, connectivity and navigation system. Forester also comes with features for adventure seekers. It features Hill Descent Control (HDC), X-Mode system, which manages the car’s power and torque, brakes and of course Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system for handling all-weather conditions.

The 100 exclusive 2017 Subaru Forester Special Edition models go on sale in the UK on September 1, 2016 and will be priced at 29,995 for the gasoline Lineartronic and 31,495 for the diesel Lineartronic model. US buyers get their own Special Edition Forester, but they can only look and not touch the diesel variant.

Source: Subaru UK

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