In the market for an SUV around the RM150k region? We’ve tried helping you make your buying decision in our five-fold mega SUV shootout story. Other than the SUVs featured in that story, there’s also the new Kia Sportage. Now buyers are even more spoiled for choice as the CBU Subaru Forester has had a big revision in pricing in May 2012, including the addition of a new more affordable 2.0 litre model.

The new Subaru Forester 2.0X AWD model is priced at RM149k without OTR costs and insurance, which after adding those costs in, brings the final price tag to RM154,089.20. It’s powered by Subaru’s FB series 2.0 litre four cylinder boxer engine with Active Valve Control System (AVCS), producing 148 PS at 6,000rpm and 196Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. This engine is mated to a SPORTSHIFT 4-speed automatic transmission.

The 2.0X AWD model has all-wheel drive, dual SRS front airbags, Vehicle Dynamics Control System, ABS and EBD, and disc brakes all round. Alloy wheels are 16 inchers. The sound system is a 4 speaker system with a 1-CD 2-DIN player that suports Bluetooth, USB input and steering wheel audio controls. The power steering system is of the EPS type. Click here for the full specs.

There’s also a more expensive model is the Subaru Forester 2.5 XT AWD Turbo, which is now priced at RM185,264.90 OTR including insurance, a big price drop from the previous price tag of over RM220k. This model’s 2.5 litre four cylinder boxer engine produces 230 PS at 5,200rpm and 320Nm of torque at 2,800rpm, also mated to a 4-speed SPORTSHIFT automatic.

Other than the more powerful engine, the 2.5 XT AWD Turbo model adds 17 inch alloys, front side and curtain airbags, a power sliding glass sunroof, roof spoiler, hydraulic power steering instead of EPS, HID lighting for low beam, cruise control and an 8-way power adjustable driver seat. Click here for the full specs.