Subaru Forester PZEV. Click image to enlarge
2010 Forester Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV)
Montreal, Quebec – Subaru Canada has unveiled the 2010 Forester Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) at the Montreal Auto Show. The Forester PZEV is scheduled for sale in early summer, and joins the Canadian Legacy and Outback PZEV models that debuted in Montreal a year ago.
“Forester has been in the forefront of crossover utility since its launch and every generation has introduced an innovative new way to think about compact SUVs,” said Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president and CEO of Subaru Canada. “Subaru is extremely proud to offer a new Forester that is fuel-efficient and reduces smog-forming emissions to almsot nothing, while remaining a powerful and versatile sport utility and an extremely safe family vehicle. This impressive combination has made the new Forester a huge winner with consumers as well as critics; sales of Forester have more than doubled since the debut of the new generation.”
PZEV is a designation awarded to vehicles that meet strict emissions standards set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). In Canada, Subaru PZEV vehicles comply with the CARB Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) tailpipe standard and eliminate fuel-system evaporative emissions. Compared to an average new vehicle, Subaru PZEV vehicles have 90 per cent cleaner exhaust emissions, and in very smoggy urban areas, the exhaust from the tailpipe can actually be cleaner than the air outside. In certain cases, PZEV vehicles are even cleaner than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles.
The new Forester is based on the Forester 2.5X and includes a 2.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engine producing 170 horsepower, standard symmetrical all-wheel drive, vehicle dynamics control, and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake assist.