2016 Subaru Forester CKD r Subaru has announced its intentions to manufacture the Forester in Malaysia. Subaru and TC Subaru, a subsidiary of Tan Chong International, have already begun CKD (Completely Knocked Down) production of the Subaru Forester at an assembly plant of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA), located in the Malaysian capital city.

The Forester is Subaru’s second model to be assembled at this plant, following the Subaru XV crossover that has been produced there since December 2012. TCS plans to assemble approximately 10,000 units of the Forester annually. Locally-assembled Forester will go on sale in the second quarter of the year in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia through the Subaru dealer network operated by Tan Chong International.

In its mid-term management vision “Prominence 2020” announced on 9 May 2014, Subaru (FHI) laid out initiatives to build a strong business structure. Among them is the development of a strong business foundation in Southeast Asia, in which CKD production of the Forester in Malaysia plays an important role. With the Forester added to its range of locally-assembled models, FHI aims to further enhance Subaru sales in the growing ASEAN market, offering Subaru’s distinctive “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” driving experience to customers in the region.

The Subaru Forester needs no introduction as one of the more popular models in Motor Image’s current line-up. As the most capable SUV in Subaru’s line-up, the Forester is designed with comfort and versatility that lets you go farther with its full-time Symmetrical All-wheel Drive and go longer with its proven fuel efficiency.

Currently fully-imported from Japan, the Subaru Forester 2.0i-L and 2.0 XT versions are priced at RM 168.862.20 and RM 214,596. The 2.0 XT is the spec-ed up of the two Foresters on the list.

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The locally manufactured Subaru Forester is expected to be priced lower by at least RM 15,000 or more. Further details will be made available in March, prior to its availability from April onwards…