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Subaru Philippines brings in the marque’s largest SUV

SUBARU PHILIPPINES, through its official importer and distributor Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc., recently announced that its latest model on offer, the 2021 Subaru Evoltis, is now available for purchase in the Philippines.

The Evoltis is built in, and imported from, Indiana in the United States (where it is known as the Ascent), so it is no wonder that the Evoltis is also Subaru’s largest vehicle model in its lineup. The sole variant available in the Philippines is the top-of-the-line Subaru Evoltis Touring — with all the bells and whistles, and its lauded safety tech.

Knowing the demands of the American auto market, one can quickly and correctly assume that the Evoltis Touring will most certainly offer a very comfortable ride and have passenger-centric suspension. The vehicle is cavernous and affords loads of cargo space — with over 4,700 liters of cabin space in total — plus the option to stow additional cargo on its roof rails, if necessary.

The cabin follows a seating layout of 2-2-3, with the second row sporting luxurious captain seats — great for any size of adult. A three-zone automatic air-conditioning system with rear seat controls makes sure all passengers in all rows are well ventilated; and four USB ports distributed within the cabin also provide occupants with support for their devices. An impressive 19 cup and bottle holders are strategically located throughout the cabin. Moreover, the driver and passengers are pampered with a luxurious, 14-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, supported by an eight-inch infotainment system that is already Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.

For some added luxury, a generous 54-inch panoramic sunroof is also featured. And being a premium eight-seater SUV, families will likely appreciate its stain-resistant upholstery that make the Evoltis conveniently “active family-resistant.”

“We are entering the premium seven-seater SUV market with this spacious, feature-packed model. It has the best safety features in the segment with Eyesight as standard. It has excellent handling, drivability and power, possessing all the hallmarks of a Subaru vehicle built on the Subaru Global Platform and equipped with symmetrical all-wheel drive. It can even tow boats,” shared MIP Country Manager Gerry Hernandez. “It may not be the cheapest in its segment, but it has the best value proposition for the family.”

Indeed, customers have always valued Subaru vehicles especially for their standard symmetrical AWD with X-mode (a system that optimizes traction so that there is less wheel spin in slippery situations), which adds lots of safety value as AWD provides excellent road grip.

Among over 100 impressive tech features included in the 2021 Evoltis safety suite are: Subaru Eyesight (a stereo-camera based safety system), pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, lane departure warning, lane sway warning, and lead vehicle start alert. Of course, we also add to that the classic solid and responsive driving feeling that Subaru vehicles have always given us.

Furthermore, the Evoltis is an important vehicle in the Subaru Philippines product lineup because it is the brand’s local debut of Subaru’s latest generation of award-winning boxer engines. The Evoltis Touring features a new FA24, 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine that spits out 260hp and 375Nm of torque. The vehicle also has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, and a vertical ground clearance of 220mm — making it a desirable companion to take the family on adventures off the beaten path.

The Subaru Evoltis 2.4 Touring Eyesight will have a price tag of P3.48 million and comes in colors of: Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crimson Red Pearl and a brand-new hue — Abyss Blue Pearl.