The Australian variant of the TS will use the same four cylinder, turbocharged 2.0 litre petrol engine used in the XT. This delivers 177 kW of power and 350 Nm torque, which has less power compared to the 206 kW model offered in Japan. However, the difference in output does not appear to have compromised local interest.
Nick Senior, Managing Director of Subaru Australia, said that when the Forester TS was flagged late in 2015, enquires from customers came flooding in. He commented that the company is already wishing that they had ordered more units.