9 January 2020

Subaru brings innovation and excitement to the Singapore Motorshow 2020

  • Launch of the all-new Subaru Forester e-BOXER and Forester GT Edition
  • New Subaru Impreza showcased
  • Special display of the SUBARU VIZIV ADRENALINE CONCEPT
  • An adrenaline-pumping experience at the Subaru Russ Swift Stunt Show
  • Visitors stand a chance to win a new Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight sponsored by Motor Image

Singapore, 9 January 2020 – Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in Singapore, is treating Singapore Motorshow 2020 visitors to a variety of exciting displays and activities.

“We are proud to introduce three new Subaru models to Singapore – the Forester e-BOXER, Forester GT Edition and Impreza. Thanks to e-BOXER technology, the award-winning Forester now offers even smoother acceleration and better fuel efficiency. At the same time, those who feel that the Forester over the years has become a little sedate and mainstream will appreciate the GT Edition. With its sharpened design all around, we are positive the sporty and stylish Forester GT Edition will stand out wherever it goes,” said Mr Glenn Tan, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Tan Chong International Ltd. Tan Chong International Ltd owns the Motor Image Group of companies.

“With its styling upgrades, the new Impreza is even better looking than before. The addition of Sport and Intelligent driving modes also means it offers an improved driving experience,” added Mr Tan.

Subaru Forester e-BOXER and Forester GT Edition land in Singapore

The all-new Forester e-BOXER has a self-charging, mild hybrid e-BOXER system. This combines battery-powered electric motor assistance with two of Subaru's core technologies: Boxer Engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. With e-BOXER, the Forester now offers smoother and more responsive acceleration, enhanced off-road capability and better efficiency. This also makes it well suited for both city and highway driving.

Despite the extra weight from the electric components, the strengthened vehicle undercarriage of the Forester e-BOXER helps maintain the uniquely satisfying driving feel and peace of mind offered by Subaru vehicles.

Motor Image is also launching the Forester GT Edition. It is the second GT Edition model being offered in Singapore, with a special aero kit which has four well-made and integrated elements. This gives the car a more rugged and sportier look.

Both the Forester e-BOXER and Forester GT Edition are equipped with the new 8-inch Display Audio System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a 360° Around View Monitor (AVM) system, which enables drivers to park and manoeuvre with ease.

New Subaru Impreza showcased

Improved for 2020 with styling, convenience and mechanical upgrades, the new Impreza sports a revised front and rear fascia inclusive of new LED headlamps and blacked-out tail lamps (on 5-Door hatchback), new 17-inch wheels, a Speed Sensitive Door Lock and Rear Seat Reminder feature, a newly added SI-DRIVE function and retuned suspension.


Also making waves at the Subaru booth is the SUBARU VIZIV ADRENALINE CONCEPT. It was first unveiled at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in March 2019. The name VIZIV has been coined from the phrase “Vision for Innovation”.

The VIZIV ADRENALINE CONCEPT is the first concept vehicle designed under Subaru’s new “BOLDER” design philosophy. Its body shape exhibits a dynamic and strong feel and features a unique roof design. White accents on the wheels and rugged all-terrain tyres further emphasise its adventurous nature. These elements express the toughness and agility of the VIZIV ADRENALINE CONCEPT.

Through the new “BOLDER” design philosophy, Subaru aims to broaden the brand’s outlook, define the characteristics of Subaru vehicles more prominently, and create more enjoyment for all passengers.

Witness Russ Swift’s world-class precision driving display

Boasting electrifying power slides, two-wheeling and other ambitious manoeuvres designed to wow and excite, Russ Swift, in collaboration with Motor Image, will once again demonstrate the thrill of driving a Subaru at the Singapore Motorshow 2020.

The Subaru Russ Swift Stunt Show promises to give thrill-seeking motor enthusiasts another chance to experience the Guinness World Record holder's daredevil antics first-hand. The world-renowned precision driver is the current British Autotest Champion and England Autotest Team Captain. He also received three Guinness World Records titles for parallel parking in the tightest space, J-Turn in the tightest space and the fastest doughnuts.

Visitors will also get the chance to meet Russ Swift at the Subaru booth after each performance. Swift’s showcase timings are:

All visitors holding admission tickets will be able to redeem one Russ Swift show ticket per admission outside the exhibition hall, at the stunt show counter on Level 6 an hour before each show timing.

Win a new Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight

One lucky visitor will drive home the grand prize of a new Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight in the lucky draw. All visitors will stand a chance to win with each admission ticket – simply provide the right answer to the question printed on the Motorshow ticket.

Exclusive Subaru Merchandise Giveaway

Visitors can also take part in giveaways at the Subaru booth. They can redeem a Subaru file by liking the ‘ILOVESUBARU’ Facebook page, or by following the official Subaru Asia Instagram account (@subaruasia).

Those who take photos with the Forester GT Edition and VIZIV ADRENALINE CONCEPT, post them on Facebook or Instagram, and #ILOVESUBARU, also get to redeem a Subaru highlighter.

Visitors can also redeem a pair of Russ Swift Stunt Show tickets with every $50 worth of Subaru merchandise purchased.

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