The changes are very minor.
If you know anything about the average Subaru Forester owner, you'll likely know that these people don't like change - not when it comes to their beloved crossover wagon. Over the years, its design has evolved slightly, but there's nothing truly spectacular about each new version that comes out. One way to fix this would be an STI version, but alas, the only thing that really gets us excited about the new Forester is its turbo engine. So will the 2022 version change things, and completely revolutionize the Forester's styling? Based on some camouflaged images that design artist Nikita Chuiko has worked on, we don't think so.
Compared to what's currently on offer, the Subaru Forester looks only mildly different. Chuiko is usually pretty good at figuring out how production models of new cars will look before they are unveiled and has shown his skill on numerous occasions, so don't hold out hope that his renders are wrong.
Based on his designs here, the headlights will be slightly altered with the deletion of amber accents, while the lower front grille will increase in size to meet a larger main grille with a new mesh design. The foglight housings will also be darkened like many of the other front accents, giving the Forester a sportier appearance.
At the back, Chuiko expects a new black accent to run across the tailgate between the taillights, while the treatment given to the front of the car is expected to carry over to the rear with more black plastic accents. The reflectors in the rear bumper will also be relocated to a slightly higher position on the rear fascia, but other than that, there's going to be very little to differentiate this as the latest version of the popular crossover.
While people who like seeing boundaries pushed will be disappointed by this, we're pretty sure that Subaru's loyal customers will be overjoyed at such minor changes.