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X marks Forester value
Subaru steps up Forester push with X value pack
6 Apr 2010
By TERRY MARTIN
SUBARU has moved to bolster the position of its Forester as Australia’s top-selling compact SUV with a host of ‘free’ accessories, claimed to be worth more than $2000, to its entry-level Forester X.
Available during April, the so-called adventure-ready pack includes a Garmin Nuvi 1350 widescreen portable satellite-navigation unit, a Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone kit, cargo tray, rear step panel, roof crossbars, carpet mats and stone-chip protectors for the headlights and bonnet.
Subaru will also throw in a $200 accessory voucher for the Forester X, which is priced from $30,990 (plus statutory and dealer charges) for the manual. Automatic transmission adds $2000.
The move is an obvious attempt to deflect attention from significant new models now influencing buyers in the ultra-competitive compact SUV segment, including Hyundai’s ix35 and Mazda’s rejuvenated CX-7.
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