New 2019 Subaru Forester Pre-Sales Are Booming
Subaru Corp is hoping the all-new fifth-generation 2019 Forester is a success around the globe, and it looks like it will be if pre-sales in Japan are any indication. Subaru opened the new 2019 Forester pre-sales in Japan on June 20, 2018, and orders are already five times more than expected. And sales of the new Forester e-Boxer Hybrid also surprised with the new model accounting for 40 percent of the total.
Total pre-sales of the newly-redesigned Forester have been 13,282 units as of September 13, more than five times more orders than the monthly sales plan of 2,500 expected for the new SUV. Subaru says 33 percent of those models are Premium trim, 18 percent X-Break, and 9 percent Touring models.
The Advanced e-Boxer Hybrid is going to be a big hit with customers in Japan with the new hybrid accounting for 40 percent of the total new 2019 Forester SUV orders. The new hybrid was announced in April using the newly-updated 2.0-liter direct injection horizontally opposed boxer engine coupled with electric technology producing the "e-Boxer". Subaru says it will offer improved performance and fuel-mileage over the standard 2.5-liter Forester Boxer.
The all-new 2019 Forester rides on the new Subaru Global Platform that should improve driving dynamics, ride quality and safety performance. Forester is the fourth Subaru nameplate to get the new architecture following, Impreza sedan and 5-Door compact, Crosstrek small SUV and all-new Ascent 3-Row family hauler.
Subaru Forester is brand’s top-selling nameplate around the globe, and the Japanese automaker is counting on the newly-redesigned small SUV to be a big hit not only in Japan but in the U.S., their number one market. If Japan pre-sales are any indication, the newly-updated 2019 Forester is already exceeding expectations. The new SUV begins arriving in U.S. showrooms next month.
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