Chevrolet Forester was launched in India in 2002. Check out the features & specifications of the Sports Utility Vehicle in this review.

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Chevrolet Forester hit the Indian roads in 2002. Launched by General Motors, the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) combines luxury with practicality, which is clearly visible in its sturdy exteriors and lavish interiors. Forester provides a unique joy of riding. It is designed to deliver maximum fuel efficiency. Equipped with a powerful engine, the automobile also offers high degree of comfort and safety to its occupants. This SUV proved to be an attention-grabber when it was launched in the country.

Engine
Under the hood of Chevrolet Forester lies a powerful horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder gasoline engine that pumps out a power of 120 PS at 5600rpm and generates a torque of 178 Nm @ 3600 rpm. The horizontally opposed boxer engine of Forester enables it to have a low center of gravity. The car is well balanced with symmetrical drive train as well.

Design And Comfort
The muscular exteriors of Chevrolet Forester are adorned with jewel effect multi -reflector halogen headlamps. There is a sleek grille in the front and tall contoured taillights in the rear portion. The spacious interiors of Forester come with ample legroom in front and rear seats, so that all its occupants enjoy a comfortable ride in it. The cushioned seats of Forester provide a high degree of coziness for the passengers.

Interiors
Chevrolet cars are known for their well-appointed interiors and Forester is no exception. The cabin of this SUV comes with generous space for passengers as well as luggage. The car scores on plush upholstery and extra legroom for its occupants. Entertainment on the move is ensured by the double din premium radio / cassette system and in-dash six CD changer. The cabin is equipped with small useful storage spaces, including cup holders in the front and rear seat armrests, cargo side pocket, sunglass case, coat hook in the rear portion and door pockets.

Ride And Handling
Chevrolet Forester's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system distributes power to all the four wheels, thereby giving an outstanding balance to the SUV. This enables the driver to have better control over the vehicle. It also facilitates better grip, stability, comfort and safety, especially in corners. The stability of Forester is further enhanced by the use of high-strength and low-weight aluminum for bonnet and other components. The suspension system is finely tuned, which adds to good responsiveness and performance.
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Safety
Chevrolet Forester is equipped with myriad safety features. These include SRS driver & co-driver air bags, anti-lock braking system, high mounted stop lamp, side protection beams in doors, child seat mounting provisions, front & rear outboard height adjustable seat belts, rear door child safety lock and drop-off type pedals with safety system.

Chevrolet Forester Price, Variants And Color
Chevrolet Forester has only one variant. It was launched in four colors - Regal Blue + Carbon Grey Metallic, Obsidian Black + Carbon Grey Metallic, Core Red Metallic + Carbon Grey Metallic and Premium Silver Metallic + Carbon Grey Metallic. The introductory price of Forester was Rs 15.6 lakh (approx).

Chevrolet Forester Mileage
Aesthetic design and stylish features is the identity of Chevrolet Forester. Apart from features, the SUV has an average mileage of 9-12 kmpl.

Technical Specifications of Chevrolet Forester
Overview
Model Chevrolet Forester
Body Type SUV
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
Dimensions
Length 4450 mm
Width 1735 mm
Height 1590 mm
Wheelbase 2525 mm
Ground Clearance 190 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.3 m
Weight
Kerb Weight 1390 kg
Engine
Type Horizontally Opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, gasoline
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1994 cc
Transmission 5 Speed Forward with synchromesh & 1 Reverse
Max. Power 120 PS @ 5600 rpm
Max. Torque 178 Nm @ 3600 rpm
Suspension
Front Suspension McPherson strut type, independent, coil spring and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Dual link type, independent, coil spring and stabilizer bar
Brake
Front Ventilated Discs
Rear Drums
Steering Type Rack & Pinion, Power Assisted
Tyre Size 205/70 R15

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