Speaking to the Managing Director of Tan Chong International, Glenn Tan, shortly after the regional launch of the all-new Subaru Forester, we were told that it will only be introduced in Q2 of 2019.

Three variants will be available, with EyeSight only available a few months after the initial introduction of the all-new AWD SUV. We’re also told that the Malaysian models will not be too different from the Taiwanese-spec Foresters in the video below – so the powered sunroof could be a possibility!

Quick preview on what’s new in the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester, due in Malaysia in Q2 of next year as a CKD.#subaruforester I LOVE SUBARU

Posted by AutoBuzz.my on Monday, 6 August 2018

When EyeSight is available for the local Foresters, it will only be limited to the top variants. Subaru recently launched the fully-imported Subaru Outback, the first to feature EyeSight in Malaysia and with the Forester now following suit.

As for the Subaru XV, you’ll just need to be a little more patient as the EyeSight driver assistance system is expected to be available for the crossover, only in 2020.

The all-new Subaru Forester is powered by a 2.0-litre Boxer engine making 156 hp and 196 Nm of torque, paired with a 7-speed Lineartronic CVT and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-wheel Drive system.


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