Subaru is currently on the roll and its cars from Impreza to Crosstek are currently taking over the market. You are definitely in for a great ride with Subaru cars. But if you want to buy something even more special from this Japanese automaker, you might want to wait a year or two. This is because Subaru is currently preparing some great new generation models and they are really not playing games this time. Among all the models, the new Forester and WRX are the most anticipated. So, if you are not in a hurry, you can consider to wait until these upcoming models are launched.
2019 Subaru Forester
For 2019 model, Subaru Forester will receive plenty of great upgrades. In terms of exterior and interior design, it seems like the new Forester is set to be a smaller version of Ascent. Furthermore, the car will grow in size so that each three rows will have roomier space and better leg room.
For the first time ever, Forester will be underpinned by Subaru’s new Global Platform that has made an appearance in the latest Impreza. The new platform will bring so many improvements to the SUV. The chassis will be 70 percent more rigid which result in better steering response as well as smoother ride with reduced vibrations. The car also will get lower center of gravity, which will ensure more dynamic riding.
2019 Forester is also said to be the safest SUV the Japanese automaker ever created. So, we can be sure that it will get high end safety system. In addition, the shock absorption of this small SUV also will be increased by 40 percent.
As for the engine, it is still unclear what Subaru has in store for Forester. But it seems like the 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine in the current model will make a comeback. This engine generates 170 HP at 5,000 RPM and 174 pound feet of torque at 4,100 RPM. But one thing for sure, a direct injection engine that can provide better fuel economy definitely will be one of the option for this model.
2019 Subaru Forester is set to arrive in late 2018. As for the price, it probably will be similar with the current model around $23,000.
2020 Subaru WRX
Subaru WRX actually was just refreshed for 2018 model and it comes with some great new features. But if you can wait just a little bit more, the new generation of this performance car will come in the next two or three years.
Since it is still several years away, there is no clear information regarding how the new generation WRX will look like. However, the Viviz Performance concept that Subaru introduced in the last Tokyo Auto Show is said to be the concept for the upcoming 2020 WRX. It features flared out wheel arches with integrated rear spoiler and side mirrors with cameras. It also comes with Subaru’s newest driver assist technology.
Going down the rumor mill, it is said that it is also possible that 2020 Subaru WRX will keep some of the updates the 2018 model got. It probably will include the quieter cabin, Recaro seats and also fierce-looking front end.
It is still unclear what kind of engine that Subaru will give for the new WRX. But it is safe to say that it will be more powerful than the current to keep up with its performance name. 2018 WRX comes with 2.0 L and 2.5 L engine that delivers 268 HP and 305 HP respectively. We can expect something with more power for the upcoming WRX.
The new generation Subaru WRX will not arrive before 2020 since Subaru doesn’t want to rush when it comes to their performance model. As for the price, let’s expect a high bump compared to the current model that is priced around $27,000.