Improving an already great SUV

As if a last hurrah for the automotive industry, MotorImage Pilipinas launched the new Subaru Forester GT Edition at their Pasig showroom on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, a mere week before the CoVid19 lockdown and quarantine. This quite a feat since all other manufacturers postponed or cancelled their launches. This shows the resilience–and confidence of the people of Subaru Philippines, that reflects on their vehicles.

New Design Queues

The new Subaru Forester GT Edition looks different from afar. Upon closer inspection, the SUV features more stylish front bumper lip extension, side skirts, roof spoiler, rear bumper lip extension and bespoke GT Edition 18” alloy wheels.

Interior & Safety features

Along with a special kind of leather upholstery, the GT Edition also features a new “8” display entertainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.  The main attraction here is Subaru’s Superview Around Recognition 360 System (360 degree camera system) which helps the driver with parking and maneuvering duties, especially in tight spaces

The Powertrain

Along with over 100 safety features there’s also Subaru’s Boxer Engine (Non-Turbocharged) with 156 PS (154Hp) and 196 Nm of torque. A Lineartronic CVT then sends power to all four wheels (Symmetrical All-Wheel drive) on Subaru’s Global platform with Eyesight Driver Assist Technology.

Eyesight Technology. Cameras all around.

“We are proud to introduce the Forester GT Edition to the Philippines.  Now the Forester looks more rugged yet refined, sophisticated and sporty.  It is specifically made for those who want to stand out from the crowd and defy convention.  With it, we are offering customers here a better line-up, better quality and value.  I believe it will excite the market and drive product interest.” said Mr. Glenn Tan, Deputy Chairman of Tan Chong International Ltd

Pricing & Availability

The New Subaru Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight GT Edition is priced at PHP 2,120,000 and is available in Crystal Black Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Crimson Red Pearl and Sepia Bronze Metallic.  The Subaru Forester GT Edition is now available at all Subaru Dealers nationwide.

Text/Images by Earl Manalansan

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