Published on August 23rd, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Subaru Forester 2.0i-S Eyesight unveiled in Malaysia for RM159,788
Subaru EyeSight in the new 5th generation Forester explained
The all new Subaru Forester has just arrived in Malaysian showrooms and the Prices start from RM139,788 for the Forester 2.0i-L to RM149,788 for the Forester 2.0i-S to just RM159,788 for the 2.0i-S Eyesight model. All models have the 2.0-liter direct injected, naturally aspirated boxer motor with 156 PS and 196 Nm of torque.
So what is EyeSight and why is it priced at a premium?
Firstly, this SUV has won numerous awards, including Motor Trend SUV of the Year in 2009 and 2014. Forester has also been an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick for 13 years running. Renowned for its reliability, 97 percent of Foresters sold in the last ten years are still on the road today.
This all-new 2019 Forester offers the most advanced safety, features, design and capability in its 22-year history, and comes standard with Subaru’s legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist technology.
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is the culmination of everything Subaru engineers know about safety and Subaru has already sold over 1 million EyeSight-equipped vehicles. Adding confidence to every trip, EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you if you sway outside your lane. EyeSight has been found to reduce the rate of rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.
When equipped with EyeSight, all tested 2019 Subaru models receive the highest possible rating for front crash prevention by IIHS. The Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations, helping you avoid or reduce frontal impacts.
To date, more than 85% of Forester buyers in Taiwan and Philippines and 55% buyers in Thailand buy the Forester 2.0i-S Eyesight model since its launch a few months ago.
In Malaysia, the take up rate for the 2.0i-S Eyesight model is said to be at least 50% of the current 3 variant lineup as more Malaysian car buyers focus on safety on the road.
The core of the EyeSight system is its set of dual color cameras. Intelligently and unobtrusively placed near the rearview mirror, they scan the road for unanticipated dangers.
This advanced system provides extra awareness, safety, and added peace of mind every time you drive. Watch the videos below to see how each component of EyeSight works together to bring you a safer road ahead.