The Japanese company unveiled a new 2003 Forester at the Chicago Auto Show in 2002, which went on sale in the US market in mid-May. The Forester has retained the familiar proportions while retaining the same aesthetic, but the overall look has become noticeably "softer" due to smoother lines. The very expressive front end is still responsible for the vehicle's individuality. At the rear, Forester has triangular lights and larger glass. The marker lamps of the body have practically not changed, but the interior has been significantly redesigned, the driver's seating position, visibility, range of adjustments have improved, rear passengers received more space. The cars are still made in Japan. The Forester for the USA now offers a turbocharged version in addition to the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated boxer, which increases power from 165 to 210 hp.