Forester, a new segment benchmark
tem, telescopic multi-function steering wheel with cruise control, paddle shifters, and auto wipers.
Other features include electronic brake, one touch turn signal, rear seat armrest with cup holders, reverse camera, retractable cargo cover, reverse sensors, SI-Drive, smart entry with push start button, USB charging port, 60/40 split folding rear seats, heated side mirrors, powered adjusted front seats with memory function for the driver side, side view monitor, steering responsive headlamps, aluminium pedals, powered tailgate with memory function, power-sliding large glass sunroof, high beam assist, special X-Mode technology and the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.
Safety aspects of the 2019 Forester 2.0 i-S EyeSight consists of eight airbags, four-channel anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, active torque vectoring, brake assist, brake override, engine immobiliser, vehicle dynamics control system, emergency stop signal, safety pedal system, side door reinforcement beams , and ISOFIX child seat anchor points.
However, the 2019 Forester is expected to be launched by second quarter next year in Malaysia and the specific data, as well as the model line up may vary during the launch. Subaru arranged an on track and an off-road session to try and compare the capabilities of the 2019 Forester.
The first session is a comparison driving on the Lihpao Racing Park. We were able to test drive the new 2019 Forester and compare with its predecessor and a Mazda CX-5. The track’s layout was such that we were able to test the SUV’s acceleration, braking and