2016 Subaru Forester Malaysia price

Following the regional debut of the 2016 Subaru Forester facelift at the Bangkok Motor Show, we now have official pricing for the SUV, direct from Glenn Tan, executive director of Tan Chong International.

During an interview session with the man himself, Tan revealed that the refreshed Forester will make its launch debut in Malaysia on April 14, 2016. As reported earlier, there will be two CKD variants – 2.0i, 2.0i-P and a sole CBU from Japan 2.0 XT up for grabs here.

The base Forester 2.0i will be priced at RM144,160, followed by the 2.0i-P at RM153,700. Both variants are powered by the same FB20 2.0 litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine (150 PS/198 Nm).

That’s considerably more affordable than the (CBU) outgoing 2.0i-L model, which is priced at RM163,590 (the new 2.0i and 2.0i-P are RM19,430 and RM9,890 less, respectively).

As for those who need the additional grunt offered by the XT with its FA20 2.0 litre turbo four-pot, the variant is now priced at RM210,940, which is a hike of RM2,830. All prices mentioned here are GST-inclusive, but without insurance and road tax.

We’ve been told that a special discount of RM3,000 will be offered when the vehicle is launched in Malaysia. However, it is only applicable for a limited time only. Colour options here include white, black, silver, bronze and grey.

The new Forester gains many updates and features, with the highlight being the new X-Mode that makes tackling off-road terrain (up to an extent) as simple as pushing a button.

Safety-wise, the Forester is equipped with seven airbags (dual front, sides and curtains, driver’s knee), Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), Hill Start Assist, ring-shaped reinforcement frame and ABS (with EBD and BA). The safety suite is standard on all variants.

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Retaining its familiar exterior outlook, the Forester sees the introduction of LED headlamps (2.0i-P and XT), as well as a new front-end (2.0i only). Inside, the cabin has been updated to be more upmarket with a new infotainment system, steering wheel, gear shifter and multi-info colour display (2.0i-P and XT). Additionally, various trim pieces made of leather are added here as well.

Beneath the metal, the Forester’s suspension setup gets tuned to refine its ride and handling further. NVH also gets improved with additional sound proofing, and the usage of thicker glass on the car’s windows.

With the new Forester set to arrive in Malaysia real soon, would you consider the SUV over the CR-V, CX-5, X-Trail and Outlander? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT


2016 Subaru Forester 2.0i-P

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0i