The COVID-19 pandemic has changed society’s daily routine drastically. Wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing, and avoiding large crowds are some of the most effective ways to stem its transmission.
The pandemic has affected how individuals spend quality time with their significant other. Considering all the factors, COVID-19 has changed the usual date nights that most people know of. Dining out on a fancy restaurant might not be the best thing to do right now. Catching up over coffee at your favorite cafe could also potentially expose you to the virus. Moreover, movie date nights at an actual cinema is also out of the option.
Stargazing date, anyone?
As such, you need to be creative in finding new and alternative ways on how you can spend some time with your significant other in a responsible way. And one of the things that we thought of as an alternative yet equally romantic date night is to go stargazing. Imagine, just the two of you inside a safely parked vehicle with the panoramic sunroof open. With that, here are 10 cars that are perfect for a stargazing date night.
Subaru Forester GT Edition
The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover that can drive through almost any type of road condition thanks to its all-wheel-drive setup. It’s also a vehicle that’s never short on style points especially the top-spec Forester GT Edition. The said trim comes with exclusive design details such as a more distinctive exterior look. Aside from its looks, the Forester GT boasts a panoramic sunroof that’s perfect for a stargazing date night.
Interior of the Subaru Forester GT Edition
The Subaru Forester is available with a starting price of Php 1,698,000 while the top-spec GT Edtion variant is priced at Php 2,170,000. Subaru Philippines has also introduced a new variant of the Forester dubbed GT Lite Edition that comes with a sticker price of Php 1,980,000.
Right off the bat, you’ll notice that the Geely Azkarra features a bold and composed stance. Its exterior is complemented by its feature-rich interior, which includes a panoramic sunroof that would give you and your significant other a romantic date night. This five-seater Chinese compact crossover also features wireless mobile phone charging, which comes in handy in ensuring that your smartphone has enough juice.
Look at that view
The Geely Azkarra is available in two variants. The Premium variant is priced at Php 1,438,000 while the top-spec Luxury is at Php 1,598,000.
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The Ford Territory is fast becoming one of Ford Philippines’ popular models. In fact, Ford PH said that the Territory was able to achieve full-year sales of 1,925 units, translating to a 33 percent market share within five months since it was launched in August 2020. One of the factors to the Territory’s success can be attributed to its contemporary styling and numerous tech features. Aside from a panoramic sunroof, the Ford Territory features a 10-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, a 360-degree camera, among many others.
Ford Philippines is offering the Territory with a starting price of Php 1,199,000 while the top-of-the-line variant is at Php 1,299,000.
The G50 is Maxus Philippines’ challenger in the MPV segment. It goes up against the likes of the Toyota Innova, Mitsubishi Xpander, Honda Mobilio, and Suzuki Ertiga. One of the notable features of the Maxus G50 is its eight-seater capacity. As such, the G50 offers all the space you possibly need for a stargazing date night. Of note, the G50 is longer as compared to the Innova.
Interior of the Maxus G50
The Maxus G50 also comes with a 12.3-inch floating-type multimedia touchscreen, leather seats, and a panoramic sunroof. Maxus Philippines is offering the G50 in three variants with a starting price of Php 1,088,000 for the G50 1.5 Pro variant. The mid 1.5 Elite variant comes with a price tag of Php 1,168,000 while the top-spec Premium trim is priced at Php 1,288,000.
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) introduced the facelifted CR-V last October 2020. Other than the CR-V’s more refined look, it comes with a panoramic sunroof that runs all the way to the second row and can be retracted easily using a switch above the driver’s side. The facelifted CR-V also wants to keep you safe on the way to your date through Honda Sensing that comes with a boatload of safety tech such as adaptive cruise control, low-speed follow, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist system, forward collision warning, and more.
The Honda CR-V is available with a starting price of Php 1,678,000 while the top-spec variant is at Php 2,158,000.
Chery Tiggo 7 Pro
Chery Tiggo 7 Pro
The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is a five-seater compact crossover that features an aggressive yet sleek exterior design. Inside, it features a two-tone color scheme of black and red along with a 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen that has Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link for Android.
Chery Tiggo 7 Pro panoramic sunroof
It also has wireless mobile charging, a 360-degree camera, and a panoramic sunroof. The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro comes with an introductory price of Php 1,198,000.
The MG RX5 is a compact crossover that comes with an aggressive exterior design. Inside, the top-spec RX5 Alpha variant features leather seats, an 8-inch infotainment system, and a panoramic sunroof. It is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that delivers 167 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The MG RX5 is available in three variants with a starting price of Php 1,058,888. The mid variant, on the other hand, comes with a price of Php 1,228,888, and the top-spec trim is at Php 1,298,888.
The Nissan X-Trail is a compact crossover that can accommodate up to seven occupants. It has a striking exterior design that’s highlighted by Nissan’s V-motion grille. Inside, it features a dark interior cabin that has a panoramic sunroof that extends until the second-row seats. The price of the Nissan X-Trail starts at Php 1,534,000 for the entry-level trim, while the top-of-the-line variant is priced at Php 1,820,000.
The Jeep Renegade is a compact SUV that features the iconic look of the American car brand. It is powered by a 1.4-liter Tjet turbo engine capable of generating 147 hp and 230 Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 7-speed dual dry clutch automatic transmission.
The Jeep Compass comes with the brand’s iconic seven-slotted grille. Its bold exterior is also highlighted by sleek bi-function halogen project headlights and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The Compass can accommodate up to five passengers. It comes with interior features such as a 7-inch infotainment screen that comes with Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, voice recognition function, and a panoramic sunroof.
Indeed, a stargazing date night is one of the alternative ways you can spend some time with your significant other. However, make sure that you’re car is parked in a secure place to avoid any unfortunate incident.
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Know more about Subaru Forester 2022
The Subaru Forester is a five-seater, all-wheel-drive, compact crossover. For the Philippine market, this model has one variant. This includes the Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight CVT. The Subaru Forester 2022 Philippine price is Php 2,068,000.
Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Subaru Forester uses a 2.0-liter boxer gasoline engine. This mill can make up to 154hp and 196Nm of torque. The sole Forester variant comes with a lineartronic continuously variable gearbox, and all have all-wheel-drive.
Size-wise, the Forester is 4,640mm long, 1,815mm wide, and 1,730mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,670mm, and a ground clearance of 220mm.