Subaru has announced the pricing for the new 2013 Forester XT. The SUV-C vehicle is starting from £24,995 for the 2.0D X model and climbs to £30,995 for the range-topping 2.0i XT.

There are 6 trim levels for buyers to choose from, all with a generous level of standard equipment: XE and XE Premium is available on all naturally-aspirated petrol models; X, XC and XC Premium on all diesel models; and XT, the highest specification, is standard on 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol versions of the new Forester.

Lineartronic is available on XE and XE Premium models and is fitted as standard to XT versions.

All Forester buyers will have the peace-of-mind of a five-year, 100,000 mile warranty, plus a 12-year anti-corrosion guarantee.

The new Forester is also an exceptionally safe vehicle and was recently awarded the full 5-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating. Subaru's Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) electronic stability control system has been upgraded for superior stability, while a new Trailer Stability Control also improves safety during towing. Greater use of ultra-high tensile steel reinforces the vehicle, making it exceptionally strong yet light.

All safety equipment is fitted as standard to every model in the Forester range, including twin front, side, curtain and knee airbags, upholding Subaru's commitment to improving crash safety performance.

Every Forester is equipped with two core Subaru technologies: Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, affording surefootedness in all conditions, and the latest generation Boxer engines, contributing to a low centre of gravity which is beneficial to balance, road holding and handling.

The New Forester is on sale from May 1.

2013 Subaru Forester XT, 1 of 2
2013 Subaru Forester XT, 2 of 2

Model Price OTR (£) CO2 (g/km) VED Band Insurance Group
2.0i XE 25,495 160 G 23E
2.0i XE CVT 26,995 150 F 23E
2.0i XE Premium 27,495 160 G 23E
2.0i XE Premium CVT 28,995 150 F 23E
2.0i XT CVT 30,995 197 J 23E
2.0D X 24,995 150 F 24E
2.0D XC 26,995 156 G 25E
2.0D XC Premium 28,995 156 G 25E

Source: Subaru