Motor Image Malaysia's answer to cars like the Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander and Honda CR-V is the 2016 Forester. Its sold here in three variants with prices starting off at RM144,498 and going all the way up to RM211,729 for the turbocharged XT variant. It should noted that beginning 2016, the all Forester variants except for the XT will be locally assembled at Tan Chong Motors Assemblies plant in Segambut. The range topper will be a fully imported from Japan as before.
The entry-level 2.0i and 2.0i-P variants are powered by the naturally aspirated FB20 2.0-litre horizontally opposed four cylinder engine that is similar to the one found in the XV crossover. Power output is rated at 150hp at 6,200rpm and 198Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. The range topping XT on the other hand features a direct injected, turbocharged 2.0-litre flat four mill that outputs 240hp and 350Nm of torque. Both engines are connected to the carmaker's Lineartronic CVT transmission. Drive is sent to all four corner's through Subaru's Symmetical Active Torque Split AWD system.
Learn more here: Booking Opened For CKD 2016 Subaru Forester - From RM149K