The Subaru Forester GT Lite Edition has been introduced in Malaysia by the exclusive distributor, TC Subaru Sdn Bhd. Based off the Subaru Forester 2.0i-L, this Forester GT Lite Edition is priced at RM163,788 (on-the-road without insurance for private registration in Peninsular Malaysia).
The Subaru Forester GT Lite Edition is aimed at drivers who want a sportier and more rugged appearance in SUV form, with the benefits of all-wheel-drive. The Forester GT Lite Edition offers add-ons such as the GT Full Body Kit and the GT Exhaust Cutter.
It also gets features like the 360° Around View Monitor System which enables you to park and manoeuvre with ease, as well as an 8″ Display Audio System from which to view the manouvering from.
The Forester GT Lite Edition comes with the three default Subaru Core Technologies i.e. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Boxer Engine and the Subaru Global Platform. This SUV comes with more than 100 safety features including seven airbags, ring-shaped reinforcement frame, X-Mode, auto-retracting safety pedals and 220 mm ground clearance that is appropriate for our road and weather conditions. The base Forester has an approach angle of 20.2°, a departure angle of 25.8° and a break-over angle of 21.5°, giving it the capability of handling challenging terrain. However, expect a little compromise after the body kit is included.
The 2.0L 4-cylinder boxer engine has 156 PS and 196 Nm of torque, tuned with fuel efficiency in mind. The power is transferred by a 7-speed Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) with manual mode.
“Following the success of the Forester GT Edition last year, I am proud to introduce the new Forester GT Lite Edition to Malaysia. The Forester GT Lite Edition is dynamically designed for customers looking to purchase a large SUV, with a great track record for safety and reliability, with more cabin space and with a sporty, stylish façade. The GT Lite Edition comes equipped with Subaru’s top-of-the-line safety features, and is competitively priced below the popular GT edition. It is an example of how we are constantly offering more choice for our customers,” said Mr Eugene Tay, Country Manager, TC Subaru Sdn Bhd.
Last year, TC Subaru introduced the Forester GT Edition variant with Subaru’s EyeSight driving assistance suite. It was tailored specifically with Motor Image’s in-depth understanding of the market, designer Jack Kobayashi’s expertise, as well as Giken’s experience in manufacturing aero parts and components.
The Subaru Forester GT Lite Edition comes with a choice of seven body colours i.e. Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Jasper Green Metallic, Horizon Blue Pearl, Sepia Bronze Metallic, Dark Grey Metallic and Crystal Black Silica.
To view the Subaru Forester GT Lite Edition, make an appointment with any Subaru showrooms nationwide. If you are looking for the rugged look but with added safety features, you can also check out the Forester GT Edition with EyeSight. In line with Subaru’s focus on safety, the company has implemented stringent protocols at all its facilities for the well-being and peace of mind of customers when they visit.