Subaru Forester Mild Hybrid 2020 Radio Review

2020 Subaru Hybrid Forester S, Forester L and XV. (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser)

Electric vehicles, Plug in Electric and Hybrid vehicles are becoming more popular and Rob Fraser has just driven the Forester S Mild Hybrid.

Subaru’s boxer engine is now linked via Motor Assist to a high voltage lithium ion battery, the mild hybrid offers fuel savings of up to 19%, particularly in congested city driving as well as better initial response.

The electric motor produces about 12 kW of power and 66 Nm of torque, and is self-charging, via kinetic energy captured by regenerative braking and coasting.

Depending upon driving environment, vehicle and battery condition, it can operate in fully electric mode up to 40 km/h and can also operate at higher speeds while coasting.

Priced from just under $40,000 for the L version, plus the usual costs, the mild Hybrid Forester is a good entry point for alternate fuelled SUV’s

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.