Right here’s a walk-around video tour of the brand new Subaru Forester facelift, which was launched in Malaysia again in Might and is on the market in 4 variants. All function the identical powertrain and up to date EyeSight 4.0 suite, the latter being extra complete on higher-end choices.
The road-up begins with the two.0i-L EyeSight, which, after the current worth adjustment, retails for RM164,288 on-the-road with out insurance coverage. That is adopted by the two.0i-L GT Lite Version EyeSight at RM170,288, the two.0i-S EyeSight at RM174,288 and the two.0i-S GT Version EyeSight at RM186,288. All costs are inclusive of a five-year, 100,000-km guarantee.
The Forester’s powertrain consists of a FB20 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated flat-four petrol engine that produces 156 PS at 6,000 rpm and 196 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. These outputs are unchanged from the pre-facelift mannequin, with drive nonetheless despatched to the bottom through a Lineartronic CVT (with seven digital speeds) and Subaru Symmetrical AWD system.
Different driving-related methods embrace X-Mode or Particular X-Mode (2.0i-S variants solely), an digital parking brake with auto brake maintain and Subaru’s Energetic Torque Vectoring. The SI-Drive drive mode selector comes customary throughout the vary.
By way of visible adjustments, the SUV’s headlamps have been redesigned with a deeper lower on the within finish of every cluster. The headlamps, which comes with a steering-responsive perform and excessive beam help on the two.0i-S variants, flank a reshaped grille, whereas the bumper has been reprofiled with slight protrusions just under the ahead lights.
The rear stays unchanged from the pre-facelift mannequin, retaining the identical C-shaped taillights, and the identical additionally applies to the inside, with the final format of controls and tools being acquainted.
All variants of the Forester include eight-way powered entrance seats, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 360-degree digital camera, keyless entry and engine begin in addition to dual-zone local weather management.
Wheel sizes are 17 inches for the two.0i-L variants, whereas the two.0i-S variants include 18-inch models. The GT Lite and GT Version choices comes with a physique equipment and extra black accent trim to make them stand out from an everyday Forester.
Discover out what else is completely different with the Forester facelift by watching our walk-around video tour and share with us your ideas on the Subaru SUV. Would you choose it over others within the phase just like the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5?
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