JAKARTA – Subaru Corporation, a Japanese car manufacturer, announced the plan of world premiere All-New Forester 2019 at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) 2018.
NYIAS 2018 will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Before it opens to the public on March 30 – April 8, the exhibition will be open specifically for the media on March 28-29.
All-New Subaru Forester 2019 will be launched on the first day after NYIAS opening. “It will be launched during a press conference March 28, at 1:45 at the Subaru booth by Corporate Executive Vice President, Takeshi Tachimori,” Subaru quoted a press release as saying on Saturday (17/3/2018).
Subaru does not provide further details related to the sport utility vehicle. Subaru also only slightly showing the silhouette photo looks rear light side.
Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV produced since 1997. Forester various plaform with Impresza. Currently Subaru Forester has entered the fourth generation produced from 2014.
Subaru Forester uses the F4 layout, which is front engine design and all-wheel drive, so it has better control capability in various road conditions.
In the current generation, Subaru Forester is equipped with three petrol engine options, namely 2.0 liters, 2.0 liter turbo, and 2.5 liters. In addition, there is also a choice of 2.0 liter turbosiesel engine.
This engine is mated to a lineartronic CTV 6-speed manual transmission.
For the Asian market, Subaru Forester starts assembling at Malaysia’s Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA) plant starting in February 2016. The Malaysian plant is designed to assemble about 10,000 Forester units per year for Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia markets.
Subaru Indonesia through PT Motor Image Indonesia (MII) has been trading since 2001 (25 units), had several years of nil sales, and recorded the highest sales figure in 2014 (828 units), before experiencing a case of import tax violations worth Rp1.5 trillion audit of the Directorate General of Customs, July 2014).
In 2015-2016 Subaru recorded no sales in Indonesia, and last year its name has been lost from the list of Gaikindo (Indonesian Automotive Industry Association).