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New Subaru Forester will have no price increase

To be officially launched at Manila International Auto Show

Together with the BRZ, the new Forester will appear at this year's MIAS. PHOTO FROM UZZI ASUNCION

Last year, Subaru revised the Forester for other markets (particularly Japan). Now, this is not an all-new model, to be clear. According to Motor Image Pilipinas marketing manager Uzzi Asuncion, it’s “technically a midlife update.” The vehicle will be formally launched to our market at the Manila International Auto Show on April 7-10 (together with the much-awaited BRZ).

Here’s the good news: The new Forester, which is coming in the lone 2.0i-S EyeSight 4.0 variant, will sell for P2,068,000. Keen Subaru fans might note that the amount is exactly the same price of the outgoing version.

Can you spot the differences compared with the outgoing version? PHOTOS FROM UZZI ASUNCION

Not only that, but the distributor is extending a P50,000 introductory discount at launch.

“We’re also preparing a sneak preview at some showrooms before the introduction,” Asuncion told us.

If this car is in your short list, you’d better contact a Subaru salesperson now. You don’t want to miss out on that discount.



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 26 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.



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