By on January 10, 2020

“Famous flicks, Mr. Connery,” the fake Alex Trebek once said to the fake Scottish actor on SNL. The unspoken word in that long-ago sketch isn’t something you’d encourage your young kids to say, but it did help the career of many beloved stand-up comics.

Which brings us, oddly, to Subaru. The (predominantly) all-wheel-drive brand has crafted a very wholesome image of itself over the years, delighting children and seniors alike with its heavy use of canine actors in its ads. But there’s nothing wholesome about a vehicle that appeared this week at the Singapore Motor Show: the Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special edition.

FUCKS, for short.

The jarringly customized Forester on display clearly wanted to get across that it gives none of those, as “edition” appeared in lowercase on the vehicle’s stand, positioned below the preceding words. Top Gear Philippines was the first to notice the brash vehicle’s rude name.

Before you get excited about the prospect of a lowered, blacked-out and tarted-up Forester appearing in a dealership near you, be it known that Subaru’s Asian media portals show no mention of this vehicle, meaning the only FUCKS you can expect to find at your local dealer are the smarmy salesman and the F&I guy pressuring you into a longer-term loan and an extended warranty.

By the looks of it, the would-be owner of this special Forester enjoys Monster energy drinks, vapes prolifically, has a closet full of flat-brimmed hats, and thinks the Rasputin beard fad is something worth continuing. An unfair stereotype, perhaps, but what else is one supposed to think when looking at this treatment? The pavement-rattling sound system sunk into the cargo floor tops it off.

Who bears responsibility for this naughty decision lurking in the Singapore Subaru booth? We don’t know, and frankly, we don’t particularly care.

All that said, the new-for-2019 Forester doesn’t look half bad with a reduced ground clearance and 20-inch hoops. It doesn’t look bad in stock form, either, and American consumers seem to think so, too. With 180,179 sales under its belt, last year proved to be the best in the Forester’s two-decade-long history.

[Image: Subaru]

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