All-new Subaru Forester coming to Philippines in 2019


Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across eight countries in Asia, officially launched the four variants of the all-new Forester in Taichung, Taiwan last August. The all-new Forester brings with it improved refinement and practicality for maximum comfort and enjoyment.


[L-R) Subaru Ambassadors Lance Busa, Shikin Gomez, and Tawan Jiratchaya, with Tomohiro Ishitobi (Senior General Manager for Sales and Marketing, Subaru Corporation), Tomoyuki Nunome (Project General Manager, Subaru Corporation), Glenn Tan (Managing Director, Tan Chong International Ltd.), and Subaru ambassadors Monika Sta. Maria, Natalie Pickles, and Mild Nawin.

It has been re-engineered, reimagined, and redesigned to include a host of enhanced features, resulting in a balance of easy handling and spacious interior. Safety continues to be a priority with the inclusion of a strong suite of active safety and driver-assistance features, as part of the Subaru Four Core Technologies: the Subaru Global Platform (SGP), Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (SAWD), Boxer Engine, and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology (EyeSight).

The Subaru Global platform offers a safer, smoother driving experience by delivering less shake and body roll while also significantly reducing road noise to make conversations at high speeds more comfortable. Meanwhile, the brand’s iconic Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive feature delivers power to each wheel to provide maximum stability and control, allowing drivers to safely travel across challenging terrain and road conditions.



The All-New Subaru Forester is powered by a 2.0-liter direct-injection boxer, it features a direct injection to improve horsepower while also boosting fuel efficiency. Driving enjoyment has also been enhanced through a new 7-speed manual mode of CVT on the All-New Forester which will enable a smoother acceleration.

A new feature on the Forester is EyeSight, an advanced driver assist technology that includes automatic pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lead vehicle start alert, lane departure and lane sway warning. The feature is available on select variants of the Forester.



“The All-New Forester is now bigger and better with an all-round enhancement to its technology, interior, and exterior to create an SUV that boasts performance, comfort, and maximum safety,” said Mr. Glenn Tan, Managing Director, Tan Chong International Ltd.

“We are thrilled to launch the new fifth-generation Forester and are confident that the model will excite drivers and create amazing experiences with their loved ones.”



Available in four models: the 2.0 i-L, 2.0 i-S, 2.0 i-L EyeSight, and 2.0 i-S EyeSight, the all-new Forester will be formally introduced in the Philippines by January 2019.


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