Motor Image Pilipinas Inc., the exclusive distributor for Subaru vehicles in the Philippines has just launched the new and improved 5th gen Subaru Forester.

The new Forester will showcase an array of technological advances for improved handling, utmost comfort and greater passenger safety. It is better “Inside and Out”.

“This is the first Forester which incorporates all of Subaru’s four proprietary technologies which means safer, more comfortable and enjoyable driving experience for drivers and passengers.” said Mr. Glenn Tan, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Tan Chong International Ltd.

We are thrilled to bring the new Forester to the Philippines, as the previous generations of Forester have proven very popular here and it is perfect for all the family. We are confident it will continue to be one of the most popular SUVs sold here.”

The new Subaru uses the new SUBARU GLOBAL PLATFORM and features the famed Eyesight Driver Assist Technology. The EyeSight technology aids drivers in both traffic and long rides, both are components of the four Subaru Core Technologies that include the iconic Symmetrical All-wheel drive and the boxer engine. all-new Forester is powered by a 2.0-liter engine for both variants. Power is rated at 156 PS and 196 Nm of torque. The transmission available is the Lineartronic CVT.

The Forester’s distinctive X-MODE function brings driving to higher satisfaction in rugged terrain with a flick of the dial switch. It features several modes for different kinds of road situations, each offering more driver control with no guessing. With Active Torque Vectoring, it offers more cornering stability control and hazard avoidance. Braking power is applied to the inner wheel when needed, and adding torque to the outer wheels during sharp turns.

Safety Features

Aside from the EyeSight technology, the Forester also has automatic-pre collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lead vehicle start alert, lane departure and lane sway warning. A reverse-linked mirror also takes the out the chore of backing up when parking or reversing.

The Forester is ideal for urban warfare, with 220mm of ground clearance, traversing floods is a cinch. Cargo space is also generous, with a wider rear-gate opening for easier access.

SUBARU-MOTUL partnership

During the launch, Motor Image Inc. also announced their partnership with premium lubricant specialist MOTUL, to develop and supply exclusive lubricants for Subaru vehicles.


All lubricants, custom-developed by MOTUL for Subaru will be available in all after-sales service and maintenance centers, at competitive prices. Subaru customers are assured of 100% premium synthetic oils and other necessary lubricants.

The Forester is available in three variants:

  • Subaru Forester 2.0i-L – Php 1,598,000
  • Subaru Forester 2.0i-L EyeSught– Php 1,698,000
  • Subaru Forester 2.0i-S EyseSight – Php1,798,000


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