Other packages have received safety and drivetrain upgrades for the 2018 model year.

Blacked-out appearance packages will finally enter the wagon segment when the 2018 Forester arrives later this year.

The Forester 2.5i Black Edition serves as a direct upgrade from the Premium trim, adding black 18-inch alloy wheels and matching fog light trim, exterior badges, mirrors and grille accents.

The company has also upgraded a few other packages for the 2018 model year. Active torque vectoring -- introduced on the WRX and STI -- is now standard for the 2.0XT Touring edition.

Several packages have received safety enhancements, with high-beam assist and reverse auto braking on all EyeSight-equipped models. The EyeSight driver assistance suite is also now standard on all Touring variants.

The 2018 Forester is scheduled to arrive in US showrooms this summer.