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Subaru Forester takes driving confidence to new heights

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MUSCAT: Long the top pick of off-road enthusiasts in the region, Subaru’s best-selling compact SUV – 2022 Forester – has a bolder look, upgraded capabilities and next-level safety features that together deliver unmatched peace of mind and driving comfort.

Engineered for motoring pleasure within the city as much as for adventure amid the outdoors, the 2022 Subaru Forester that has been crafted in Japan, provides a great combination of quality and value. Crafted to provide complete driving confidence, Subaru’s acclaimed Symmetrical All Wheel Drive (AWD) system distributes power to all wheels for better traction, that is very reliable on wet and slippery roads as well. With its well-balanced low centre of gravity design, the Symmetrical AWD ensures a more stable and safe ride – giving the Forester its much-deserved reputation as the most versatile SUV in its segment.

Under the hood of every Forester is its beating heart – a boxer engine – that has provided Subaru vehicles with their legendary durability and reliable performance for over 50 years. Standard across all Forester trims, the iconic boxer engine delivers 156 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque. Together with its Lineartronic transmission system, the engine performs at its most efficient range, offering smooth acceleration, driving performance and better fuel efficiency.

Underpinning the Forester’s stable performance is the Subaru Global Platform (GPS), upon which the next generation of Subaru vehicles will be built. The GPS enhances all-round safety and performance, while offering a singularly Subaru-like driving experience.

An enduring favourite across all age-groups, the Forester boasts a spacious interior with plenty of headroom inside the cabin and ample legroom for three people in the rear. The cabin is also packed with all of the conveniences of smartphone connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Designed with both advanced functionality and ease of use in mind, the Forester also comes with advanced infotainment functions and intuitive controls.

Cargo space is similarly generous in the 2022 Forester. With the rear seats stowed away, cargo space can soar to a staggering 1481 litres, up from 422 litres when the seats are in upright position. This feature allows for lots of luggage and even long items to be safely carried in the roomy compact SUV.

As can be expected of all Subaru vehicles, safety is one of the 2022 Forester’s strong suits. This is exemplified by the inclusion of Subaru’s latest and most sophisticated EyeSight driver assist. Other safety features unlocked by the EyeSight system include: Autonomous Emergency Steering, Lane Centring Function, Lane Departure Prevention, Pre-Collision Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control functions. Completing the safety package, the 2022 Forester also has the Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection System (SRVD) as well as Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB), and High Beam Assist (HBA).

Leading Omani automotive firm OTE Group is the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Sultanate of Oman. Visit any of OTE’s showrooms, located around the country, for a first-hand look and feel of the 2022 Forester range across multiple trims and colours.

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