At the 2020 Singapore Motor Show, it was announced by none other than Glenn Tan, the Tan Chong International deputy chairman, and managing director that the Ascent will be brought to the Philippines under another name; the Subaru Evoltis.
While late to the very hotly contested Philippine SUV market segment, the Evoltis will definitely fill in a massive gap in the Subaru Philippines model line-up. It is very macho looking on the outside, pretty spacious and it’s definitely a people carrier.
The Subaru Ascent/Evoltis is quintessentially Subaru but...larger
So yeah, we will now have a slightly easier reason to tell our partners that we’re buying a Subaru.
Hmm, the arrangement of the interior seems familiar
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During the announcement, Mr. Tan also confirmed that the Evoltis will have a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine under the hood. No Surprise there. It takes around 260 horsepower and 376 NM of torque and is paired up with a continuously variable transmission.
Let’s just hope that they won’t detune the engine because that has happened before especially with Philippine-spec, American sourced models from other brands. And yes, the Evoltis will be indeed be built in Indiana, USA.
We also really hope that the Philippine-spec Evoltis will still come with the Subaru Eyesight driving assist tech. We’re confident however that Subaru will be retaining the symmetrical all-wheel drive for their new seven-seater mid-size SUV as it’s a part of the brand’s identity.
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Both the third and second-row seats can be folded flat. Note also the number of power sockets
With regards to pricing, there’s no word yet about that the Subaru Ascent U.S. spec currently sold starts at USD 31,995 or Php 1,618,963.00 exclusive of taxes.
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