A new Subaru Forester variant has been unveiled at the Australian motor show in Sydney.
According to Subaru Australia boss Nick Senior, the concept “points towards an exciting development in our Forester range early next year”.
It is the first Subaru to be powered by the firm’s new turbocharged 2.5-litre boxer engine. With 259bhp it is 32bhp more powerful than the unit found in the existing Forester XT. It also gets more torque, up by 20lb ft to 256lb ft.
Additions to the S-Edition concept include a paddleshift five-speed automatic gearbox, revised sports suspension and Variable Torque Distribution (VTD).
Subaru could not confirm whether the S-Edition would be made available in the UK.