It should be more than just a badge this time.
Afterunveiling its Japan-only Forester STi tS concept last month, Subaru is nowteasing another performance version of its small SUV, this time simplybadged the Forester STi. The company has released a few teaser images andpromises that this will be a true performance model, however it is yet unclearwhat markets it will hit or what performance modifications the stockForester will receive. It will, however, gain a beefy body kit, new brakes andbigger wheels, a front lip spoiler and special paint and trim accents.
The Forester STi will also feature a 'more sporty' suspension setup, and is expected to receive a more powerful engine. Unfortunately, sources say itis unlikely to be the WRX STi's 305 horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer. Stay tuned for more details as the November 25 reveal date approaches.