Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc., the distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, has officially launched the 2021 Evoltis in the country. Known as the Subaru Ascent in North America, the Evoltis is the largest SUV in the manufacturer’s lineup. The Philippines is the only market in the Motor Image Group to offer the model, which is made in the United States.
The Subaru Evoltis is powered by the new FA24 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine, which generates 256 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. In terms of utility, it has a 5,000-pound towing capacity and 220mm of ground clearance. The Evoltis comes with Subaru’s core technologies, as well. It is built on the Subaru Global Platform, and the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE comes standard. It’s also equipped with the signature Subaru EyeSight, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Swaying Warning, and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.
The Evoltis comes with a total of 4,700 liters of cabin space and is equipped with a 2-2-3 seat layout, with the second row being captain seats. Passengers are pampered with a 14-speaker, 792-watt Harman/Kardon sound system and 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other amenities include a 54-inch panoramic sunroof, three-zone automatic climate control with rear-seat controls, smart rear view mirror, and multiple USB ports, power outlets, and 19 cup holders and bottle holders throughout the cabin.
“We are entering the Premium 7-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! It is well-designed and practical, with thoughtful details to make every journey comfortable for all passengers, such as 2nd row Captain seats and true third row seating. It may not be the cheapest in its segment, but it is the best value proposition for the family.”, said Mr. Gerry Hernandez, Country Manager of Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc.
Only one variant will be made available – the Evoltis 2.4 Touring EyeSight. It will retail for Php 3,480,000 and will be available in five colors: Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crimson Red Pearl, and a brand-new color – Abyss Blue Pearl.