After the recently unveiling of the Forester XT-S concept for Australia, Subaru has just announced a sporty new Forester model for Japan. Called the Forester tS, it’s inspired by the STI and follows after the Legacy tS model with plenty of upgrades to provide a more dynamic driving experience.
Included are STI shocks and springs, plus added bracing and a flexible strut bar among other add-ons. Inside, there are highly-bolstered STI seats with red stitching with aluminum pedals, an STI-style steering wheel with paddle shifters and a big red push-button ignition.
Power comes from the 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer 4-cylinder with 263-hp and the new 5-speed automatic transmission.
The new crossover will be offered in Obsidian Black, Pearl White, Stylish Silver and WR Blue Mica. Sadly it will only be offered in Japan, and even for enthusiasts there it will be a rare beast with just 300 versions of the limited edition model set to be produced.