Need An Extreme Winter Vehicle? 3 Reasons Subaru Forester Is The Best
If you've ever been in a winter snow storm and your vehicle left you stranded because of deep snow, you know how scary and frustrating it can be. If you need a winter vehicle that won’t leave you stranded when the snow flies, or better yet if you need an extreme vehicle for off-road use, Subaru Corp brings the new fifth-generation 2019 Forester for winter warriors. Consumers in North America who need all-wheel-drive are responding in a big way to the redesigned Forester SUV.
In Canada, the all-new Forester SUV posted its best December ever with 1,309 units sold, a 30 percent increase over the same month the previous year. The SUV was the best-selling nameplate in the lineup beating the popular Crosstrek and all-new Ascent family hauler.
Forester was also a hit in the U.S. with Subaru of America selling 17,642 units in December up 1.2 percent over the same month last year, and 171,613 total sales for 2018. Forester was the only all-wheel-drive vehicle in the lineup with positive growth for December besides Ascent which hasn’t had a full year of sales yet.
Do you need an extreme winter vehicle?
In Canada, the Northern U.S. and Rocky Mountain states where the winters are cold, snowy and the roads can be treacherous, Forester is a popular choice because of its 8.7-inch ground clearance and all-wheel-drive all-weather capability. Another reason consumers are finding the Forester appealing is its off-road system called X-Mode that is used in more extreme situations. For the owner who wants a vehicle that will be used for more than a grocery hauler, and wants to explore the Rockies, this vehicle is rugged enough to handle it.
Forester owners have typically been an adventurous group who don’t leave their cars in the garage when the snow flies and take their all-wheel-drive vehicles four-wheeling on the weekends and Holidays. Some owners even modify their small SUVs with lift kits, bigger tires and wheels, and engine mods. They will use the Forester to enjoy extreme winter sports in the mountains around the globe.
Even a stock Forester with no modifications can be used for winter adventures like getting to the trailhead for cross-country skiing, over the pass to the ski resort for snow-shoeing, snowboarding, and sledding. Subaru seems to have done a good job on the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester that launched in October. For those who lead active lifestyles, it’s a good fit because of its extra ground clearance, all-weather all-wheel-drive capability, and extreme off-road abilities.
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