October 7, 2004

Subaru introduces special edition Foresters

Mississauga, Ontario – Subaru Canada has announced two Special Editions of its 2005 Forester SUV: the Forester 2.5X SE and the Forester 2.5XS L.L.Bean Edition.

The Forester 2.5X SE is equipped with a package of additional features that includes heated front seats; cargo cover; protective cargo tray; and leather wrapped steering wheel, handbrake and gear selector, as well as an extra-large power glass moonroof with sunshade. It has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,995,

The Forester 2.5XS L.L.Bean Edition has the L.L.Bean badge as well as steel grey metallic body side cladding, and alloy wheels exclusive to this model. Inside, the Forester L.L.Bean Edition is equipped with exclusive beige perforated leather-trimmed upholstery; the front seats are embossed with the L.L.Bean logo. It also features L.L.Bean embroidered floor mats and a unique cargo area designed to stand up to the demands of an active lifestyle. The 2.5XS L.L.Bean Edition is also the only Forester equipped with a self-levelling rear suspension, which helps maintain ride level even when driving with a full load. The MSRP of the Forester 2.5XS L.L.Bean Edition is $36,595.

“L.L.Bean and Subaru are associated with many similar attributes, such as long-lasting premium quality, ruggedness with everyday comfort, and compelling value,” said Norio Osakabe, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “We are excited to now offer this special edition Forester, which is a natural fit for the outdoors-oriented lifestyle that many Subaru and L.L.Bean customers enjoy.”

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