Subaru Forester 2018 & Subaru EyeSight tech to be launched in the Philippines next year

Updated Oct 01, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

2018 would see the explosion of Subaru models in the Philippines.

The Philippines is a potential market and Surabu knows that. To give a proof, Motor Image – Subaru’s official distributor in the country and Asia has already drawn up some grandiose plans to stir our auto market.

Subaru Forester on the road

The Subaru Forester 2018 Philippines will be debuting next year

The Motor Image Principal Glenn Tan has so far revealed that next year, Subaru will get fans excited by multiple lauches including an all-new vehicle, upgraded models and especially, an up-to-the-minute key technology.

2018 Subaru Forester XT | Exterior and Interior | First Impression | Look in 4K

Speaking of the all-new car, that is the next-gen Subaru Forester 2018 Philippines. Pitched as one of the company’s flagship crossover, we can definitely hope for the myriad of upgrades on the machine. Of course, no specs have been unveiled up to the moment.

Subaru Levorg front fascia

Another 2.0 variant will join the existing 1.6 Levorg

Apart from the Forester, a new 2.0 trim of the Subaru Levorg and a facelift version of the Subaru Outback will also be bombarded.

Subaru EyeSight technology

The EyeSight could be Subaru's core tech

Now, let’s put those new modes aside and focus on Subaru’s new technology. According to latest car news, in 2018, the Japanese carker will formally be introducing its latest Subaru EyeSight technology, which features state-of-the-art smart techs such as:

  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Smart Adaptive Cruise Control System
  • Camers and Sensors

The EyeSight is expected to go beyond a gadget in order to become Subaru’s core tech, as claimed by Tan.

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Know more about Subaru Forester 2024

Subaru Forester

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.

₱ 2,168,000 - ₱ 2,298,000