New Subaru Forester launched in Singapore

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Fourth-generation SUV features new DIT engine

Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Asia region, today launched the all-new Forester in Singapore. The fourth generation Forester delivers enhanced user-friendliness, comfort and fun-to-drive character through improved driving performance and ride quality.

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The all-new Forester features:
 Superior driving performance and ride quality powered by the new-generation Boxer engine combined with Lineartronic transmission
 X-MODE, a new All-Wheel Drive control system
 Excellent fuel efficiency and safety performance
 A redesigned cabin with spacious cargo space and a new power-lift tailgate operated by push-button
 A new Direct Injection Turbo engine

The Subaru Forester 2.0XT model features Subaru’s Horizontally-Opposed Direct Injection Turbo (DIT) engine. Combined with the brand’s high-torque, responsive Lineartronic transmission, the Boxer engine ensures that the vehicle delivers a more dynamic and enjoyable driving experience with increased mid-to-low range torque and smoother acceleration. Environmentally friendly technologies are also designed to reduce friction and improve combustion efficiency, achieving superior fuel efficiency.

At the core of the Forester is Subaru’s unique Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive technology (AWD) that provides a sense of stability and allows for quick response to challenging road conditions. Enhancing the AWD’s ability is a newly developed X-mode control system that is designed for any driver to easily navigate on tough roads, handle slippery surfaces or steep hills with just one switch.

Mr Glenn Tan, Executive Director of Tan Chong International Limited said: “The all-new Forester reinforces its reputation as an icon of dependability and versatility. Its outstanding performance and practicality is backed by improvements in fuel efficiency, safety, and a new level of premium comfort.”

“The dynamic combination of the new Direct Injection Turbo Boxer engine together with core Subaru technologies, such as the AWD system, Lineartronic transmission and environmentally-friendly capabilities through improved fuel efficiency, makes the new Forester an excellent value statement. With the strong demand for SUVs in the Asian region, I’m confident that the all-new Forester will continue to be a popular choice amongst discerning consumers who are looking for enjoyment, performance and safety,” Mr Tan added.

The new Forester also comes with SI-DRIVE, an added feature to significantly enhance drivability. The Forester 2.0XT provides options of “Intelligent”, “Sports” and “S# (Sports sharp)” modes that allow the driver to easily switch between varying levels of responsiveness and fuel efficiency.

Superior crash safety performance has been achieved with the all-new Forester, thanks to the specially designed body made with high tensile steel that reduces the vehicle’s weight while retaining high rigidity.

From a design and comfort viewpoint, the new Forester is larger and roomier than its predecessors with a redesigned cabin. A wide field of view for all seats and spacious visibility for stress-free driving have also been achieved in the redesign. Drivers will also get more convenience on-the-go with expanded cargo space and a new power-lift tailgate operated by push-button, a first for Subaru.

The all-new Subaru Forester 2.0XT is available for booking from 30 March 2013 at both Subaru showrooms – 25 Leng Kee Road and 19 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh.

Specification_Subaru Forester 2.0XT (MY13)

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