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July 27, 2012

Bright Stars for Subaru in the Philippines

Photos courtesy of Subaru Press
Subaru is on a hot streak in the Philippines. After launching their all-new XV compact crossover at the 8th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) last April, orders have steadily come in. In fact, thanks largely to the overwhelming success of the XV as well as the Forester, the brand is heading towards another record year in terms of sales. And they haven’t stopped to take a breather just yet.

Subaru Alabang Opens

With a soft opening that happened last April 15, Subaru Alabang is the newest dealership of Subaru in Metro Manila. Joining the showrooms located in Greenhills and Global City, Subaru Alabang is poised to cater to customers in the Southern Metro Manila as well as Southern Luzon with its impressive showroom and full service facilities.

Owned and operated by Whitehorn Motors, Inc., Subaru Alabang has a total floor area of 2,290 square meters. It has a roomy six-car showroom with a comfortable customer lounge complete with couch seating and a bespoke coffee machine with matching barista. Subaru Alabang also has 12 service bays that offer a full line of servicing needs from the typical periodic maintenance to heavy-duty stuff like engine overhaul. And ensuring the best quality to customers, Subaru Alabang is also the only dealer to offer Motul oils and lubricants exclusively for all serving requirements. Aside from offering new vehicle sales and service, Subaru Alabang also caters to the Subaru enthusiast by offering a full line of STI parts, accessories, and merchandise.

With career veteran Mr. Edward Pabelonio at the helm as General Manager and supported by Mr. Michael Tan as Service Manager, Whitehorn Motors has a compliment of 35 people all willing to cater to every Subaru customer’s need. Indeed, Subaru Alabang is destined to be the one-stop shop for Subaru owners, especially those living in the Southern Metro Manila area.

Subaru Alabang is located in Tierra Nueva, Alabang-Zapote Road. You may contact them through their trunk line at +632-519-7007.

All-New Subaru Impreza

Motor Image Pilipinas has finally taken the wraps off the much-awaited all-new 2013 Impreza with a soft launch that happened just a couple of weeks ago at the Subaru Greenhills showroom. Mr. Mike Luyun, Motor Image Pilipinas’s new General Manager was personally there to talk about Subaru’s newest offering in the Philippine market.

Remaining the same size as the previous model, the all-new Impreza has a longer wheelbase and improved packaging for better interior room, especially for the rear occupants. With heavy emphasis to make it the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive car, the Impreza is lighter than the model it replaces and uses a choice between a 6-speed manual and Lineartronic CVT. Under the hood is Subaru’s new-generation boxer engine shared with the XV. With power figures remaining steady at 150 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque, this new engine allows for quicker acceleration times while allowing the Impreza to reach up to 15 km/l in certain conditions.

There will be only one body style available: a 4-door sedan to differentiate it with the XV. However, there are two variants available for the all-new Impreza: 2.0i 6-speed MT (P 1,158,000) and the 2.0 i-S CVT (P 1,299,000). Standard features on both models include front and rear fog lamps, 16-inch alloys, six airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, automatic climate control, steering wheel controls, and aux-in and USB input with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. The 2.0 i-S ups the package by adding 17-inch alloys, dual climate control, leather seats, moon roof, and a rear parking camera.

The all-new 2013 Subaru Impreza is now available for viewing at all Subaru dealerships nationwide.

Subaru Impreza Chellenge

Celebrating the launch of the all-new Subaru Impreza, the Subaru Impreza Challenge 2012 has just been announced.

If you want the chance to win the all-new Impreza, all it takes is to be the last man (or woman) left standing and holding the car. The Subaru Impreza Challenge is slated on Saturday, August 11 at the Bonifacio Activity Area in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

If you think you have the physical and mental stamina to win an all-new Impreza, all it takes is to fill up the application form and show up to take on the Subaru Impreza Challenge along with the other participants. The application form and instructions on how to join is available on:

1 comment:

  1. just a warning for imprezas with at least a 1" drop - you'll have to go very slow entering the service bay down ramp so you won't hit the floor. on exiting, when you reach the top part, do a "siete" so your skirts won't rub on the cement. i learned this the hard way.


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