Subaru Forester with EyeSight launched in Malaysia

Subaru has been a having a good sales run in Malaysia in the past few years and year on year its sales has been moving up and last year Subaru in Malaysia saw its highest number at more than 5,500 units.

The Subaru Forester continues to lead the segment with its advanced EyeSight active safety system. Features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-collision Throttle Management, and Lane Departure & Sway Warning, allow the Forester to Superior Front Crash Prevention Ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Now comes a brand new Forester, the 5th generation of the best selling name plate for the Subaru brand. This was unveiled earlier today at the flagship showroom and corporate headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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.

EyeSight Features

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.

Subaru EyeSight: Pre-Collision Braking

A driver ahead unexpectedly hits the brakes or cuts you off. EyeSight warns you, applies brakes to help avoid impact and, at lower speeds, can even help you stop your Subaru.

Subaru EyeSight: Lane Departure and Sway Warning with Lane Keep Assist

You accidentally drift to the edge of your lane and begin to cross into another. EyeSight watches for lane markers and chimes to warn you before you leave your lane, and it can even help steer you back into your proper course, thanks to Lane Keep Assist.

Subaru EyeSight: Adaptive Cruise Control

Traffic doesn’t always flow smoothly, so EyeSight doesn’t only keep a set speed. The system looks ahead and helps your Subaru automatically adjust to keep your distance, even in stop-and-go traffic.

Subaru EyeSight: Pre-Collision Throttle Management

If you put the car in Drive instead of Reverse, and EyeSight sees an object in your path, it cuts power to help you avoid accelerating into it.


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