Forester's dynamic move

SUBARUíS STI-tweaked Forester has arrived, albeit with just 300 slated for sale in Australia. All get the same 177kW/350Nm version of the familiar 2.0-litre flat four from the Forester XT, rather than the rortier 206kW/350Nm tune sold in Japan.

from Instead itís the handling that cops the biggest update in what is the sharpest Forester to date. Stiffer STI suspension is designed to reduce lean, while chunky four-pot Brembos on the front ensure it pulls up more convincingly.

Thereís also the usual smattering of styling upgrades that includes everything from some red stripes to 19-inch Enkei wheels.