2023 Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD gets aftermarket head unit

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Subaru Australia has added a special-edition mentation of its Forester SUV to the line-up, which swaps the basal model’s infotainment portion for a third-party system.

Priced from the aforesaid $37,890 positive on-road costs arsenic the Forester 2.5i AWD connected which it’s based, the 2.5X should get “prior to Christmas 2022” and swaps the regular 8.0-inch factory-installed infotainment strategy for a 7.0-inch Alpine portion with wireless smartphone mirroring.

The reasoning for the alteration hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s apt owed to ongoing constituent shortages.

It’s besides unclear whether the 2.5i AWD is presently unavailable, and if truthful for however agelong – CarExpert is awaiting further remark from the brand’s section arm.

While the third-party caput portion brings wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Forester line-up, it misses retired connected 1.0-inch of show existent estate, the CD player, over-the-air (OTA) update capability, and dependable bid designation of the accustomed system. There’s besides 1 less USB-A outlet, bringing the full to one.

The 2.5X AWD retains the 2.5i AWD’s six-speaker audio, AUX jack, AM/FM/DAB+ vigor tuner, arsenic good arsenic Bluetooth telephone and audio streaming functions.

Six exterior colours for the peculiar variation volition beryllium available; Crystal White, Ice Silver, Horizon Blue, Magnetite Grey, Crimson Red and Brilliant Bronze.

The Forester 2.5X AWD besides retains the regular car’s afloat suite of progressive and passive information technologies.

2023 Subaru Forester pricing

  • 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5i: $37,890
  • 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5X: $37,890 (NEW)
  • 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L: $40,290
  • 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium: $43,090
  • 2023 Subaru Forester Hybrid L: $43,290
  • 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport: $44,840
  • 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S: $46,340
  • 2023 Subaru Forester Hybrid S: $49,340

Prices exclude on-road costs

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