Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Subaru Forester With Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
This all new Forester SUV comes equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and it continuously powers all four wheels and can transfer more torque to the wheels with the best grip. Integrated with Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) to further enhance all-weather stability, this SUV offers surefooted handling in wet and slippery conditions.
The Forester comes with Lineartronic® CVT, which is an electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch – a proprietary Subaru technology which actively manages torque distribution based on acceleration, deceleration, cornering and available traction. This Active All-Wheel Drive system automatically transfers more torque to the wheels with the best grip should slippage occur. Taking input signals for steering wheel angle, yaw rate, and lateral acceleration from the VDC system, Active AWD responds to the vehicle’s slip angle when turning. The gear ratio in the CVT has be updated to optimize engine control resolving in a smoother, more linear acceleration.
In all Forester Premium models with CVT, driver-selectable X-Mode engages to optimize control of the engine, transmission shift pattern, Active AWD front/rear clutch force, brakes, VDC and other critical systems to provide better wheel control on slippery surfaces and steep inclines.
The Subaru Forester will come in three options featuring a 4-Cylinder, 16-Valve Boxer Engine and S-AWD:
- 0i: FB20 Boxer Engine, Completely Knocked Down (CKD) selling at RM144,000 before insurance.
- 0i-P (Premium): FB20 Boxer Engine, CKD selling at RM154,000 before insurance.
- 0XT: FA20 Direct-Injection Turbocharged Boxer Engine, Complete Built Up (CBU) selling at RM199,000 before insurance.
The 2.0i and 2.0i-P options will feature a 2.0L, 4-Cylinder, 16-Valve, FB20 Boxer Engine which produces 150PS at 6,200 rpm. Better fuel efficiency of 7.9L/100km (combined) is also achieved as a result of a long stroke engine coupled with a lightweight engine block. The 2.0XT variant produces 241 PS at 5,600 rpm as a result of a FA20 Direct-Injection Turbocharged Boxer Engine for higher power and decent fuel efficiency of 8.5 L/100km (combined).