Following the introduction of the Subaru XV GT Edition launched last year, TC Subaru, official distributors of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia has now launched the Subaru Forester GT Edition priced at RM177,788 on-the-road excluding insurance.

Like the XV GT Edition, the Forester GT Edition is created in collaboration with engineering company Giken Co. Ltd and is based on the high spec 2.0-iS EyeSight Forester but with some cosmetic and equipment upgrade. Check out our review of the Subaru Forester here.

We also tested out the Forester’s EyeSight system and its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system in a must-watch video.

PERFORMANCE

  • Engine: FB20 2.0-litre naturally aspirated boxer engine
  • Transmission: Lineartronic CVT
  • Drivetrain: Symmetrical All-wheel Drive
  • Horsepower: 156 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 196 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

The Forester GT stands out from the standard Forester with an additional aerokit that includes a front bumper lip extension, side skirts, roof spoiler, and rear bumper lip extension. Otherwise, exterior features are as follow:

EXTERIOR

  • LED headlamps with Auto Levelling
  • Steering Responsive Headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Halogen front fog lamps
  • LED combination tail lamps
  • LED rear fog lights
  • Power folding heated side mirrors
  • GT Edition 18-inch alloy wheels

As for the inside, the new Forester GT Edition’s cabin comes with a unique two-tone leather upholstery. Notable upgrades compared to the Forester we drove from Penang to Bangkok includes a new 8-inch audio system now with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with a 360-degree view monitor. Standard equipment/features are as follow:

INTERIOR

  • 8-way power adjustable driver seat with Memory Function
  • 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Reclining rear seats
  • Three USB ports
  • Dual zone air conditioning
  • Rear air vents
  • Keyless entry with Push Start
  • Multifunction telescopic steering wheel

If you’ve seen our review and Vlogs of the Forester, you’d know by now that the Forester’s cabin is one of the most if not the most spacious in its segment; with an abundance of head, knee and leg room. Boot space is rated at 520 litres.

FEATURES & CONVENIENCES

  • Bluetooth
  • 6 speakers
  • Three USB ports
  • Powered tailgate with Memory Function
  • 12V outlet in boot

SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTANCE

  • Seven airbags
  • EyeSight Driver Assist with Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Sway and Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Side view monitor
  • Subaru Intelligent Drive – Intelligent and Sport Mode
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Auto Vehicle Hold
  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • X-Mode – Snow/Dirt Mode and Deep Snow/Mud Mode

The Forester GT Edition is fully imported from Thailand and is accompanied with a 5-year/100,000 km warranty. For those interested in viewing the new Forester GT Edition, TC Subaru would like to assure customers that it has implemented stringent protocols at all its facilities for the health, safety and peace of mind of customers.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.