Interesting little tidbit over at the Straightline blog, where they're reporting that the US will (finally) be getting a Forester turbo sport model that draws inspiration from the automaker's home-market Forester Cross Sports model. Expect to see the a lowered suspension, JDM Forester Cross Sports front end, and hopefully the sharp-looking body color/aluminum roof rails as well.
The Forester Sport (or Cross Sports, should they decide to keep the JDM naming scheme) will be available with cloth seating only. Some other features like heated mirrors, window de-icer and a power driver's seat will also be dropped. The good stuff -- the 2.5 Turbo and 17" rims --stays, and best of all, pricing should undercut the Forester XT. Straightline says to look for the new Forester variant at SEMA later this month.
For an idea of what to expect, we've added a few pictures of the JDM Forester Cross Sports. We're surprised it's taken Subaru this long to get around to doing this.
(More photos after the jump)
FORESTER CROSS SPORTS (JDM):
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