Subaru Forester Hybrid Arriving in 2023 With Toyota Hybrid Power

Since the Forester XT was discontinued in 2019, enthusiasts have been clamouring for a turbocharged version of the Forester. When will Subaru release a turbocharged Forester? It’s possible that we’ll see one soon if a leaked report is to be believed.

New Engine & Power

The Subaru Forester compact SUV has built a devoted fan base. According to Japan’s Mag-X, the new 1.8-litre turbocharged Boxer engine and Toyota hybrid technology will be installed in the next-generation Subaru Forester, which is set to debut for their 2024 model.

The six-generation 2022 Subaru Forester could feature a hybrid powertrain with two electric motors, according to the report. The new Forester would complement Subaru’s goal of offering a full electrified range by 2030.

New Look for next year

The all-new Forester is expected to be revealed in 2023, making sense given its most recent facelift. Subaru has also introduced a new Wilderness trim level to the range, improving it even more off the beaten path than it was before.

But the next-generation 2024 Forester will not be available with a turbocharged variant like the XT model, but it will be a fuel-efficient full hybrid automobile.

Collaboration with Toyota

Subaru has set a goal of selling electric cars only by the first half of the 2030s. They are following Toyota’s lead in making all-electric cars like Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent SUVs.

The relationship between Subaru and Toyota has a long history, such as with the first-generation 86 and BRZ; now it’s extending to electric SUVs that were designed simultaneously (like the Subaru Solterra and the Toyota bZ4x which is coming in 2022).

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The continued use of the popular permanent all-wheel-drive system is almost certain. The new Forester will keep its strong off-road platform, rather than adding on to the RAV4’s. This is excellent since Subaru already uses a very good platform.

The 2024 Forester will be powered by a hybrid engine from Toyota that includes an Atkinson cycle engine and two electric motors. With the Forester driven on electricity, this will also result in be more fuel-efficient driving.


In 2024, the next-generation Subaru Forester, Ascent SUV, and Outback will be introduced as hybrid vehicles with new hybrid technology linked to a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine from Subaru. But the all-electric Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent models will not be available for a few more years.

Would you choose a hybrid Forester over a RAV4 Hybrid? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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