2022 Subaru Forester features, specs, beach mode
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Subaru Says Its New Forester Is A Lifesaver In Traffic And On The Beach

The 2022 Forester gets the highest safety scores, and Subaru is now making it safe for beach lovers this summer. Check out the new Forester here.

Subaru Corporation just introduced a new 2022 Forester Surf Lifesaver for keeping waterside and beach-goers safe. Subaru's goal is to make the Forester and other new models safer, so there are zero fatal traffic accidents by 2030. The Japanese automaker's goal is also to have "zero beach accidents."

Subaru says the Japanese model is supposed to support life saver surveillance and rescue activities; the "Subaru Life Saver Car" has been provided in partnership with the Japan Life Saving Association (JLA) in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

2022 Subaru Forester features, specs, beach mode

Subaru says in 2022, they will expand the number of Subaru Forester and other models provided as an official partner of JLA and give a total of 29 vehicles to JLA and 26 prefectural lifesaving associations nationwide through 23 Subaru retailers.

The 2022 Subaru Forester offers a "beach mode"

The 2022 Forester Sport and Wilderness have a new dual-function X-Mode for beach capabilities. The new system has settings for Snow and Dirt mode to the new Deep Snow/Deep Mud and Sand Mode and is best for sand where traction is compromised. 

2022 Subaru Forester features, specs, beach mode

How will the beach models be used?

The "Subaru Life Saver Car" is used for local patrols, safety guidance, beach, and patrols. Subaru says in some areas, they will co-sponsor a supporter training course (educational experience) to disseminate knowledge and skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED (defibrillator) operation methods in cooperation with Subaru retailers.

Subaru is promoting its efforts "to protect life that goes beyond just cars." The announcement says, "Based on the idea that "I want to protect the life that cannot be protected by cars alone and make each person's life shine," we will continue to cooperate with JLA's activities aiming for zero waterside accidents and various other initiatives."

The most common beach accidents and injuries

According to the Center for Disease Control, the beach can play host to many accidents. Some of these include:

1. Drowning
2. Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
3. Diving accidents
4. Accidents related to debris or trash
5. Exposure to unsafe substances, like algae, pollutants, or human waste

The 2022 Subaru Forester achieved the highest safety scores from the IIHS, and Subaru is now making the beach safer for water lovers this summer. The Japanese automaker's goal is to have "zero beach accidents." Subaru Corporation introduced the Forester Surf Lifesaver to keep waterside and beach-goers safe.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Waiting for information on Subaru Forester,2023 model. Could you please help and when this car will be available in Canada. Thanks. Ramesh Tandon
Are they ever going to give consumers a more powerful engine choice in the Forester? Until then it's a flat NO from me no matter what else they do.
want a mussel car,---------- buy a Shelby or Hellcat they both have a few extra horses under the hood, their off road capabilities are lacking a little. ( just a little humor to your question ) .
My 2006 manual got the ECU shutting down the engine backing a trailer in pea gravel. Fortunately it worked going forward. Next question: what depth of seawater can the Surf Forester take without being written off?