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KATHMANDU: If you are looking for an automatic SUV that packs power then Vijay Motors, authorised distributor of Subaru, has just the vehicle for you with its just introduced latest offering from the Subaru stables — the Forester Automatic. Moreover, Vijay Motors also plans to introduce two other models from Subaru — XV Crosstek MY 2013 (crossover) and Impreza MY 2013 (sedan). According to the company, they are planning to introduce the crossover within a month while the sedan would take a couple of months.
“We are very excited with the automatic version of the Forester as it best suits a city drive with its impressive mileage,” said Rabindra Raut, general manager at Vijay Motors, adding that the four-wheel drive SUV is equally thrilling to drive off-road due to its triptronic transmission. The SUV is
expected to compete with Toyota RAV4, Honda CRV, and Volkswagen Tiguan in the domestic market. Informing that the price range of the four-wheeler is between Rs 8.6 million to Rs 9.5 million, he said, “The price of the vehicle is subject to change with respect to the fluctuating yen exchange rates.”
The Subaru Forester comes with a new looks and has gone through several changes in features. The SUV inherits additional features like increased ground clearance from 200 mm to 220 mm, increased passenger space in the rear seat, controls are all on the steering wheel. Equipped with 2.0 litre engine, this Japanese SUV delivers a maximum torque of 198Nm at 4,200 rpm. The engine of the SUV sits 10mm lower in the chassis despite the increase in ground clearance, reducing the centre of gravity, benefiting road holding and reducing the risk of vehicle roll over.
The highly distinctive and appealing Subaru Forester automatic offers superb driving pleasure and safety based on advanced technologies, including Subaru’s horizontally-opposed engine, the symmetrical all-wheel drive system and the intelligent continuously variable transmission that has made this vehicle more fuel efficient compared to other vehicles available in this power band.
The framed doors ensure enhanced safety while Forester’s 90 mm longer wheelbase contributes to both its excellent dynamics and spacious cabin. The cabin dimensions are increased in the key areas of head, leg and shoulder room. Access to the SUV is easier, with wider opening doors, while front and rear seats are redesigned for better support, innovative front console with multiple storage.
The yet-to-be-launched all new
Subaru XV Crosstek MY 2013 is a new offering from Subaru stable. It has the same ground clearance as that of the Subaru Forester but with a unique and appealing design. The Subaru AWD symmetrical engine makes it the best ever crossover sports vehicle. It blends versatility with fuel economy, comfort, and style and is ideal for any person of any size. All the requirements of the luxury class with all safety factors are blended together as in jewel for the new XV. The XV Crosstek comes with 2.0 petrol versions available in six-speed manual and CVT (automatic) transmission. All the features like AC, heater, power steering comes in the highest options of both the models.
In the meantime, Subaru Impreza MY 2013 — known as the rally sports car — has earned itself a name in the global automobile industry. For Nepal, Japan has offered the four-door option notch back Impreza for import. This sedan on the road will give you all the comforts you want with the safety that Subaru offers. Its cabin forward design is spacious and has room for anyone and everything. The zippy handling, curved designs of the interior and all the gadgets that the Subaru Impreza has will be sure to dominate others and be a head turner too. In the Impreza, all of the features are so handy that everything that you could desire in the vehicle is already there for you at your finger tips.