Subaru made a splash at the opening of the 2020 Singapore Motorshow with the official launch of the Forester e-Boxer, and the Forester GT Edition. Both vehicles, which were first seen at last year’s Motorshow, are now finally available to buyers in Singapore, with a rollout to the rest of the region this year.
“We are proud to introduce three new Subaru models to Singapore – the Forester e-BOXER, Forester GT Edition and Impreza. Thanks to e-BOXER technology, the award-winning Forester now offers even smoother acceleration and better fuel efficiency. At the same time, those who feel that the Forester over the years has become a little sedate and mainstream will appreciate the GT Edition. With its sharpened design all around, we are positive the sporty and stylish Forester GT Edition will stand out wherever it goes,” said Mr Glenn Tan, deputy chairman and managing director of Tan Chong International Ltd. Tan Chong International Ltd owns the Motor Image Group of companies.
“With its styling upgrades, the new Impreza is even better looking than before. The addition of Sport and Intelligent driving modes also means it offers an improved driving experience,” added Mr Tan.
The e-Boxer is the mild hybrid take on Subaru’s wildly popular SUV, combining electric motor assistance with two of Subaru’s core technologies: the Boxer Engine, and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This delivers even better acceleration then the petrol-only version, with smoother power delivery, without compromising the vehicle’s renowned ability to take on rough terrain. The self-charging electric system also increases the e-Boxer’s efficiency, making it a great choice for congested city streets, the likes of which we have at home.
For those who still want a petrol-only vehicle, there’s the Forester GT Edition—a Forester with significant upgrades, including a front bumper lip extension, side skirts, a roof spoiler, and a rear bumper lip extension, all coming together to give the vehicle a more rugged, sporty look. Rounding everything off are a set of bespoke, 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Forester e-BOXER and Forester GT Edition are equipped with the new 8-inch Display Audio System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a 360-degree Around View Monitor (AVM) system, which enables drivers to park and maneuver with ease.
Both the Forester GT Edition and Forester e-Boxer are set to arrive on Philippine soil in the second half of 2020.