Through the launch of the Subaru XV GT Version, TC Subaru additionally introduced that it has begun order taking for the all-new, fifth-generation Forester. The SUV might be launched in Malaysia later in July this yr, with all automobiles being assembled on the Tan Chong Subaru Automotive (Thailand) Restricted, or TCSAT, plant.
As such, the brand new Forester might be a fully-imported (CBU) mannequin as an alternative of being locally-assembled (CKD) in Malaysia, as was the case with the fourth-generation mannequin. For now, no official pricing has been revealed, however TC Subaru is giving prospects an incentive for making their bookings early.
The primary 50 prospects in Malaysia to position a reserving for the Forester might be given an all-expense paid journey to Bangkok in December, the place they are going to be taken on a tour of the TCSAT plant to witness first hand how a Subaru is assembled.
The newest iteration of the Forester rides on the Subaru International Platform (SGP), which can be used for the Impreza and XV. For the Taiwanese market, the Forester comes with a FB20 2.zero litre direct-injected four-cylinder boxer engine (156 PS and 196 Nm), which is paired with a Lineartronic CVT and Symmertical All-Wheel Drive system.
GALLERY: 2019 Subaru Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight (Taiwan-spec)
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