A new 2018 2.5i Forester Black Edition model has been added to the Forester line-up, but it’s not just for those who love back. It does get black finished exterior badges and mirrors; and a front grille with blacked-out wing motif and chrome frame, but it comes in three other exterior colors beside black.
Unlike Henry Ford’s Model T, the new Black Edition Forester is not just offered in black. Henry Ford’s comment, “any color so long as it is black” was documented during a meeting in 1909. But Subaru isn’t selling the new special edition with a black-only livery. Consumers can get the new 2018 Forester Black Edition in Crystal Black Silica as an exterior color, but for those wanting other colors, it also comes in Dark Gray Metallic, Crystal White Pearl and Ice Silver Metallic.
Outside, regardless of exterior color, the new special edition Forester SUV will feature 18-inch black alloy wheels; fog lights with black accent trim; black finish exterior badges and mirrors; and a front grille with blacked-out wing motif and chrome frame. New LED Steering Responsive Headlights are also included as standard.
Inside, all four Black Edition colors will come with steering wheel paddle shifters, (previously available only on XT turbo models) that control a 6-speed manual mode. It also comes with special black cloth upholstery seats with simulated leather bolsters, and silver metallic and black gloss finish center dash panel.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifter come highlighted with silver stitching and the interior door handles have a chrome finish. The All-Weather Package, rear cargo tray and Welcome Lighting are also standard with the new package.
If you want a new Forester with Black Edition package, it will add $1,150 to the 2.5i Premium CVT trim price ($26,195). The new 2018 Subaru Forester Black Edition is not just for those who love black. Unlike the Ford Model T, you can get it other colors. All new 2018 models will begin arriving in Subaru showrooms this summer.
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