Japanese automaker Subaru unveils new version of SUV

08:22, January 13, 2010      

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Subaru of America, Inc. unveiled new versions of its top-selling Forester compact crossover SUV Tuesday at the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS),which runs January 11-24 in the U.S. auto city of Detroit.

The Forester was Subaru's top-selling model in 2009, with 77,781 sold, a 28-percent increase over 2008.

Arriving in February, new option packages expand 2010 Forester choices and demonstrate the market agility that allows Subaru to respond quickly to customer trends.

The Forester 2.5X Limited, already luxuriously equipped with leather appointed interior, 10-way power driver's seat, automatic transmission, panoramic power moon roof and other amenities, offers a new Navigation System. The new option also includes the Foresterline's first-ever HID headlights, plus a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, one-touch folding rear seats and a cargo area cover.

In addition to the new option packages, the Forester also features other enhancements for 2010, including a standard 10-way power driver's seat for the 2.5X Premium and Bluetooth wireless capability for the available navigation system in limited trim lines.

Subaru of America, Inc. wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan, announced Tuesday its best-ever sales of216,652 vehicles for 2009, a 15-percent jump over calendar year 2008.

Source: Xinhua
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