Fans have wanted Subaru to bring back a Forester with a turbocharged engine since the automaker dropped the Forester XT in 2019. When will Subaru Corporation bring back a Forester turbocharged model? It could be soon if a new report is accurate. Mag-X in Japan says the next-generation Subaru Forester in 2024 will come with a turbocharged engine and new hybrid technology.
The report from Japan says the Subaru Forester, getting a complete remodel for the 2024 model year, will be fitted with a new 1.8-liter turbocharged Boxer engine coupled with Toyota hybrid technology.
If the report is accurate, the six-generation 2024 Subaru Forester could have the full hybrid powertrain with two electric motors offering improved fuel efficiency. The new Forester with Toyota technology would fit Subaru's plan to provide a full electrified lineup by mid-2025 to 2030.
It will likely be hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology coming from its partnership with Toyota. Subaru is calling the new technology "strong hybrids."
Subaru is following Toyota's lead in bringing an "all-electrified" lineup of its all-wheel-drive Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent SUVs. Subaru has set a target to "sell only electric vehicles" worldwide by the first half of the 2030s.
Subaru of America will likely introduce the next-generation Subaru Forester in 2024, Ascent SUV in 2024, and Outback in 2025 with new hybrid technology coupled with the 1.8-liter turbocharged engine. Subaru of America won't launch all-electric Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent models until the early 2030s.
Tom Doll recently talked about President Biden's 50 Percent EVs By 2030 executive order and says, "Subaru applauds the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to addressing climate change by moving forward with policies that promote vehicle electrification, spur economic growth, and create new jobs."
Subaru won't offer the remodeled next-generation 2024 Subaru Forester with a turbocharged version like the XT model, but it will be a fuel-efficient full hybrid model.
The 2024 Subaru Forester with a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with hybrid technology perfectly fits the Japanese automaker's plan to offer a full electrified lineup by mid-2025 to 2030. Stay tuned.
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