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Subaru Forester: first official images

  • On sale in spring
  • Petrol engine to be joined by diesel in September
  • Prices tipped to start from 18,000
Words By Jim Holder

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Subaru has released the first official images of the Forester, which will go on sale in the UK this spring.

The Nissan X-Trail and Honda CR-V rival is based on the new Impreza platform.

It has a wider wheelbase and track than the current model, which should improve interior space and handling.

The rear suspension has also been radically altered to improve ride and handling

It will initially be launched with a 2.0-litre petrol engine, with a 2.0-litre diesel unit following in September 2008. The turbo-charged 2.5-litre engine will not be an option in Europe.

No prices have been announced, but they are expected to start at around 18,000.