Subaru Announces Pricing for 2010 Forester



    New PZEV Model Joins Powerful, Well-Equipped Forester Lineup

    TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today announced pricing
for the 2010 Forester, including the new PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle)
that joins the award-winning Forester lineup for the new model year. The
Forester PZEV joins the Legacy and Outback PZEV models in providing drivers
with a way to enjoy the power and confidence of Subaru's Symmetrical full-time
All-Wheel Drive vehicles while significantly reducing emissions.
    For 2010, drivers may select from a range of critically acclaimed
Forester models:

    
    -   The 170-horsepower Forester 2.5X, with a host of exceptional features
        including heated seats and Subaru's advanced Vehicle Dynamics Control
        electronic stability system, is available with either a 5-speed
        manual transmission ($25,995) or a 4EAT electronically controlled
        automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT ($27,095).
    -   The new Forester PZEV meets the Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle
        tailpipe emission standard (SULEV) and eliminates fuel-system
        evaporative emissions. Compared to an average new vehicle, Subaru
        PZEV vehicles have 90 percent cleaner emissions. The Forester PZEV,
        with 4EAT SPORTSHIFT transmission, will retail for $28,095.
    -   The 2010 Forester 2.5X may also be equipped with a Touring Package.
        Pricing for this exceptional model is $28,695 with the 5MT
        transmission and $29,795 with the SPORTSHIFT 4EAT.
    -   The 2.5X Touring Package may be further enhanced with a Limited
        option package ($32,795) and a new Multimedia option ($34,795) that
        includes a navigation system.
    -   At the top of the range is the turbocharged/intercooled 224-
        horsepower Forester 2.5XT Limited ($35,295). The Forester 2.5XT
        Limited may also be fitted with the Multimedia option ($37,295).
    

    "Forester is the ideal vehicle for people with an active lifestyle,
thanks to a comfortable, intelligently designed interior, fun-to-drive
performance, and exceptional active and passive safety," said Katsuhiro
Yokoyama, president and CEO of SCI. "That's why the 3rd generation Forester
was named the Best New SUV/CUV under $35,000, by the Automobile Journalists
Association of Canada. It was also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety after the introduction of their new rollover
tests. In other words, Forester is as safe as it is comfortable and fun to
drive."
    Like every Subaru, Forester is equipped with Symmetrical full-time
All-Wheel Drive. And, like every generation of Forester, the third generation
blends positive SUV attributes, including a high seating point and interior
versatility, with passenger car comfort, handling and fuel efficiency in an
exceptionally well-equipped package.
    Forester models have been consistent safety leaders, achieving the
highest ratings in both National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests. Subaru engineered the
2010 Forester so that it would continue to achieve these outstanding ratings,
building it around the company's proven Ring Shaped Reinforcement Frame safety
structure.
    All Forester models also feature standard side-curtain airbags and a
rollover sensor, and Subaru's advanced Vehicle Dynamics Control stability and
traction control system is standard across the range. Using the Subaru Dynamic
Chassis Control Concept (Subaru DC(3)), Subaru optimized all elements of the
Forester's chassis to deliver the things important to SUV buyers: greater
safety, security, stability, ride height and cargo capacity in addition to a
cutting edge interior and exterior. Manual-transmission models also feature
the Hill Holder System, which momentarily prevents the vehicle from rolling
backward when starting on an incline.
    For more information about Forester, and the complete range of Subaru
All-Wheel Drive vehicles, please go to www.subaru.ca.





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