Subaru Forester Special Edition: green but not mean

Subaru Forester Special EditionSubaru has launched a special edition Forester for the summer – called, cannily, the Forester Special Edition.

The firm says it’s been rolled out to mark 50 years of its boxer engine, and will be more of a limited edition than a special edition: just 100 models will be available.

And there’ll be no missing them: Forester Special Editions come in Hunter Green metallic paint and are clad with wheelarch extensions, plus front, side and rear underguards and a stainless steel cargo step panel.

Inside, it’s even more old money: brown leather trim is standard, creating quite possibly the most visually appealing Forester colour and trim combo we’ve yet seen.

Subaru Forester Special Edition

Other kit included as standard includes Subaru Starlink touchscreen infotainment with sat nav and full device connectivity, and you can have the Forester Special Edition either with a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine, both with Lineartronic automatic as standard.

Top tip: as the petrol lacks the all-important turbo, choose the diesel. You’ll never see the 41mpg claimed by the petrol but might see something approaching the 50mpg of the diesel, if you’re careful.

Subaru throws in its five-year, 100,000-mile new car warranty as standard too; the petrol costs £29,995 and the diesel costs £31,495. Sales begin on 1 September.

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