Subaru Forester 2019: New updates, Price & Release date in the Philippines

Nov 09, 2018
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  • Table of contents
  • 1. Subaru Forester 2019: Worth the wait!
  • 2. Subaru Forester 2019 Exterior
  • 3. Subaru Forester 2019 interior
  • 4. Subaru Forester 2019 Engine
  • 5. Subaru Forester 2019: Price in the Philippines
  • 6. Subaru Forester 2019 Philippine Release date
  • 7. Subaru Forester 2019: Final say
Are you ready to welcome the fifth-gen Subaru Forester 2019? It may be more amazing than you imagined. Just read to know!

1. Subaru Forester 2019: Worth the wait!

The all-new Subaru Forester took the center stage at the New York International Auto Show 2018 and now it comes to eight Asian countries to conquer this potential market. The first hit of the next-gen compact crossover has been given to our neighbor - Taiwan.

Many may sing praises for the pumped-up 2.5L Boxer engine of the North American-spec Forester but you may be surprised more as the Subaru Forester 2019, which will be launched in the Philippines, is said to offer more than a downsize powertrain!

So now, let Philkotse.com show you what is new and better in the Forester 2019. Come with us and find out!

2019 Subaru Forester Review

2. Subaru Forester 2019 Exterior

The new Subaru Forester now receives a lot of improvements over the current model which has been in the Philippine market since 2014.

The most noticeable change in the Forester 2019 lies in its frame which is now built on the new SGP (Subaru Global Platform) which offers better riding comfort and refinement, overall safety and handling performance.

Subaru Forester 2019 angular front

The new Subaru Forester now receives a lot of improvements over the current model

Walking around, the 2019 Subaru Forester still keep the same shape as its predecessor but with a bolder style. The front fascia comes adorned with more hexagonal and upright grille, along with sharper detailing and daytime running lights on the headlights.

The bumper has also been designed to be more rugged and highlighted by the skid plate piece. Depending on the version, the LED or halogen fog lights will be offered, which are now placed within more outstanding frames.

2019 Subaru Forester angular front

Walking around, the 2019 Forester still keep the same shape as its predecessor but with a bolder style

On the sides, the new Subaru Forester is furnished with more fluid character line flows originating from the front wheel arches to the D-pillars. Meanwhile, the tailgate boasts more apparent crease while the lower apron still looks rugged as on the current model.

Especially, the most obvious thing you can find out on the all-new Subaru Forester 2019 is its bumped dimensions, offering better usability for users. In detail, the length is raised by 15mm and the wheelbase is increased by 30mm.

Subaru Forester 2019 side view

The most obvious thing you can find out on the all-new Forester 2019 is its bumped dimensions

2019 Subaru Forester launched in Taiwan

3. Subaru Forester 2019 interior

​Besides the new Subaru Global Platform, the Forester 2019 interior also boasts series of great updates including the EyeSight driver assist technology.

Thanks to the improvement in the SUV’s size, the rear passengers’ space is also widened by 33mm. The Japanese carmaker also adds 20mm of space between front occupants and the driver.

Subaru Forester 2019 dashboard area

The Forester 2019 interior also boasts series of great updates

Especially, the cargo space receives an additional of 134mm, widening the opening’s width up to 1300mm. Now it is not a matter to bring your dogs, tents, gear or manner of things along with your trip.

At the launch of the Subaru Forester 2019 in Taiwan, Mr. Glenn Tan - Tan Chong International’s managing director stated that the all-new Forester is now larger and greatly improved in its exterior, interior and technology to bring buyers the best quality, safety and comfort.

So now do you think this is true?

Subaru Forester 2019 seats

Thanks to the improvement in the SUV’s size, the rear passengers’ space is also widened by 33mm

Subaru Forester 2019 cargo space

The cargo space receives an additional of 134mm, widening the opening’s width up to 1300mm

4. Subaru Forester 2019 Engine

​The all-new Subaru Forester 2019 Philippines will be armed with a 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain. This mill is capable of cranking out 154 hp and 196 Nm of torque, mated to Lineartronic CVT like other Subaru models.

According to the latest car news, the Forester 2019 will no longer be offered a turbo. During its launch in Taiwan, Subaru’s engineers stated that they will go for a target of enhancing electrification technologies instead of turbocharging.

Subaru Forester 2019 engine

The all-new Forester 2019 Philippines will be armed with a 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain

5. Subaru Forester 2019: Price in the Philippines

​​At present, Subaru hasn’t given any official announcement for the Subaru Forester 2019 price in the Philippines or even the exact time of its debut in our country.

According to Mr. Glenn Tan - Managing Director of Tan Chong International (MIP’s parent company), the new Forester will get a price tag around the PhP 1.55 million mark. And the higher-level Subaru Forester 2.0i-S with EyeSight will cost just less than PhP 1.8 million.

Please remember that these numbers are just estimated prices but at least, we have a belief that the Forester 2019 will be price-wise once it is debuted in our shores.

In the meantime, you can check out our list of Subaru Forester 2018 for sale in the Philippines for your further reference.

Subaru Forester 2018 price in the Philippines (new excise taxes included)
Model  Price
Subaru Forester 2.0i-L CVT P1,548,000
Subaru Forester 2.0i-P CVT P1,768,000
Subaru Forester 2.0XT CVT P2,048,000

*Kindly refer to our Subaru Philippines price list for the latest pricing updates of all models

6. Subaru Forester 2019 Philippine Release date

​Subaru revealed that the Philippine market will welcome two versions of the 2019 Subaru Forester. The Forester 2.0i-L will be more affordable than the premium Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight.

And the fifth-gen Forester 2019 is expected to be available in all Subaru dealerships in the Philippines in January next year. Hopefully, it will not come with too much of a price hike.

Subaru Forester 2019 angular front

The Philippine market will welcome two versions of the 2019 Forester

7. Subaru Forester 2019: Final say

As Mr. Glenn Tan said, the all-new Forester promises to make drivers excited and bring amazing experience in their journeys with their families, friends and loved ones.

January is not far away and what we have at present is a clear image of the much-awaited Subaru Forester 2019. So don’t rush, the beloved Forester will say hello to us soon.

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