Do you still remember the Subaru XV GT Edition released last year? If you do as a big Subie fan, then you’ll be pleased to know that Motor Image has unveiled the Subaru Forester GT Edition in Singapore. But how does this particular variant differ from the standard Forester?
1. Subaru Forester GT 2020: Exterior
Designed by Masahiko Kobayashi, the very same guy responsible for the Subaru WRX STI, the GT Edition is one tough-looking vehicle that’s sure to turn heads. It comes with a body kit that turns the conservative-looking Forester into a total standout.
The vehicle features thick, black-colored front and rear bumper extensions, new side skirts, and a roof-mounted spoiler. Tying up the look is a set of 18-inch GT edition wheels.
The front end of the Forester just got a whole lot beefier
The GT Edition wheels are definitely sportier-looking than the standard Forester's set
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2. Subaru Forester GT 2020: Engine and performance
While the exterior looks sportier and more youthful, what’s under the hood of the new Forester GT Edition is the same 2.0-liter flat-four that can make around 153 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque. Being a Subaru, the Forester GT comes standard with the company's trademark symmetrical all-wheel drive.
The rear end also gets the GT treatment
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3. Subaru Forester GT 2020: Interior
Once you step into the Forester GT’s interior, what you’ll see is something very similar to the Forester i-S Eyesight'S cabin, with materials that are delightful to touch and undoubtedly have superb build quality. What’s new though are the white padding on the rear and front seats.
Like the i-S Eyesight, the Forester GT comes equipped with an 8-inch display audio system that offers various connectivity options, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also noteworthy is the 360-degree surround view monitor that enhances safety by minimizing blind spots, a feature that will be very much appreciated in Philippine driving conditions.
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The GT's interior is identical to the standard Forester
4. Subaru Forester GT 2020: Philippine release date
Speaking of release dates, the Forester GT Edition is expected to make its Philippine debut at the 2020 Manila International Auto Show. There's no official word on pricing yet, but we'll give you updates as they happen right here on Philkotse.com.
Know more about Subaru Forester 2023
The Subaru Forester is a five-seater, all-wheel-drive, compact crossover. For the Philippine market, this model has two variants. This includes the Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight CVT and the Forester GT Edition priced at Php 2,168,000 and Php 2,298,000 respectively.
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.
In the local market, the Subaru Forester competes against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, among others.
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