The Subaru Forester 2.0i-S is the latest model to be introduced by Motor Image today, which comes with various aesthetics upgrades over other variants in the Forester range.

On the exterior, the 2.0i-S comes with a body kit that includes an under spoiler (with gunmetal accents) for both the front and rear bumpers. There’s also a different front grille design finished in black, along with gunmetal side mirrors.

Moving inside, faux carbon-fibre trim can now be found on the door cards, gear selector surround and dashboard. The seats are now upholstered in a combination of leather and suede (like the 2.0 XT), with red contrast stitching (also found in other areas). A set of model-specific floor mats (with red piping) completes the overall look.

As for the rest of the car, the equipment list is basically identical to that of the 2.0i-P. Therefore, items such as LED headlights (with LED DRLs), 17-inch wheels (with 225/60 tyres), dual-zone climate control system, powered rear liftgate and 7-inch Kenwood touchscreen head-unit can all be found here.

Similarly, the FB20 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated boxer four-cylinder petrol engine is retained, churning out 148 hp (150 PS) at 6,200 rpm and 198 Nm at 4,200 rpm. It is paired with a Lineartronic CVT and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, the latter with a SI Drive Mode function.

The safety kit is identical to all other Forester variants as well – seven airbags (dual front, sides and curtains, driver’s knee), Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), Hill Start Assist, ring-shaped reinforcement frame and ABS (with EBD and BA).

For now, no pricing has been announced for the Forester 2.0i-S as this is just a preview, but we’ve been told that the model will be launched soon.


GALLERY: Subaru Forester 2.0i-P