You've asked; Subaru has answered. The Subaru Forester will soon offer enhanced driving dynamics and nimbler performance. The Forester currently boasts one sole powertrain, a 2.5-liter engine that makes ample horsepower and torque to ensure your needs are met. However, with popular demand increasing for a quicker and fun-to-drive Subaru crossover SUV, the automaker has responded with a Forester armed with a newly available 1.8-liter turbocharged engine. While currently slated exclusively for the Japanese auto market, this powertrain might soon be made available in the United States.

This new engine is part of a new litter of CB18 engines. Groundbreaking lean-burn mechanical engineering and technology helps improve fuel efficiency while bolstering torque throughout the powerband. The new 1.8-liter turbo makes 175 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque and will likely be mated to a CVT (as it is in Japan) if it makes it to our domestic market. It's important to note, that as of now, the Forester Sport is the only model to offer this powertrain in Japan and brings with it a handful of other upgrades including a sport-tuned suspension and unique darkened exterior elements like a black grille and wheels.

There are plenty of rumors and whispers circulating that this new powertrain will make its way to the U.S. production line. If it does, it's sure to cause waves throughout the crossover SUV segment as it'd be hard to pass up a Subaru Forester that's practical and downright fun to drive. Stay in the loop with all current news regarding this powertrain and all other Subaru Forester news on our company blog. Also, feel free to reach out for a no-hassle conversation about the model with one of our trusted sales professionals.

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