The Montreal International Auto Show continues to run until January 27 at the Palais des Congres. Here are a few more vehicles that premiered at this year’s edition.
Rally fans will want to check out the 2014 Subaru Forester, which made its Canadian debut at the show last week. It should be at your local dealer by early spring. Changes include a bolder design for the compact SUV, together with more interior space. Subaru has also added a 2.0 litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine with direct injection for the Forester 2.0XT, capable of producing 250 horsepower. All models continue to come with full-time all-wheel drive as standard.
The Forester 2.5i models will be benefitting from increased fuel economy thanks to Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), which should provide 6.2 litres per 100 kilometres for highway driving. It’s standard on all but the entry level model, which offers a choice between the Lineartronic CVT and a 6-speed manual. There’s a high torque version of the CVT, complete with paddle-shifters, available for the Forester 2.0XT. CVT models also come with a Hill Descent Control feature, and a ton of safety features.
As for that roomier interior, the new Forester is 35 millimetres longer and 15 millimetres wider. That may not sound like a lot, but it means more legroom in the back, and 2,115 litres of cargo space with the seats down. Other options are the EyeSight driver-assistance system, which includes lane departure warning, pre-collision braking, and adaptive cruise control. Also available is a power rear liftgate, and a 440-watt Harman/kardon audio system with eight speakers.