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Friday, March 19, 2021

For P 3.480M, is the 2021 Subaru Evoltis Worth Its Price?


The official launch of Subaru’s large 7-seater SUV, the 2021 Evoltis is still a month away, but that’s not stopping Motor Image’s own sales department from leaking out the complete specs and pricing.

Before we get to that, it’s worth remembering that all Subaru dealerships across the Philippines are accepting reservations, and the first 50 buyers will actually drive it home with a limited-edition Evoltis watch (check out this link).

As for the price, well, Motor Image will be offering the Evoltis in a single variant—the top-spec Touring EyeSight model. It’s so top-spec that the price is, drum roll, please—P 3.480 million. That makes the Evoltis even more expensive that two of its chief rivals—the Ford Explorer 3.5 AWD Sport (P 3.178 million) and the Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD (P 2.950 million). Heck, it’s even more expensive than the Hyundai Palisade (P 3.240 million) and the Honda Pilot (P 3.380 million)—and those were discontinued due to poor sales.

Anyhow, I’m no product planner—I’m just a motoring journalist so I’m pretty sure there’s some logic to the Evoltis’s pricing. Take a look at the full spec sheet below if you think it justifies the price tag.

2021 Subaru Evoltis Touring EyeSight
  • Overall Length: 4,998 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,930 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,819 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,890 mm
  • Tire Size: 245/50R20
  • Curb Weight: 2,081 kilograms
  • Ground Clearance: 220 mm
  • Engine: Direct Fuel Injection, Horizontally-Opposed, 4-Cylinder, Turbocharged
  • Displacement: 2,387 cc
  • Maximum Power: 260 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 375 Nm @ 2,000 to 4,800 rpm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 73 liters
  • Transmission: Lineartronic CVT, Paddle Shifters, Cruise Control
  • Front Brakes: Vented Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Vented Disc
  • Front Suspension: Independent, MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Independent, Double Wishbone
2021 Subaru Evoltis Exterior Features
  • Front LED Fog Lamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Headlamps with Auto Leveler
  • Power Folding Door Mirror with LED Turn Signal
  • Power-Sliding Large Glass Sunroof
  • Roof Spoiler
  • Roof Rails
  • Shark Fin Antenna
2021 Subaru Evoltis Safety Features
  • 4-Sensor, 4-Channel ABS with EBD
  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake Override
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDC)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
  • Safety Pedal System
  • Side Door Reinforcement Beams
  • SRS Front, Side, and Curtain Airbags
  • SRS Knee Airbag
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Blind-spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Reverse Automatic Braking
2021 Subaru Evoltis Functionality and Convenience Features
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • 2nd Row Captain’s Seats
  • Auto Headlamps w/ Highbeam Assist
  • Bluetooth-compatible Hands-free System
  • Front View Monitor
  • Rear View Camera
  • High Grade Multifunction Display
  • One-touch Lane Changer
  • 10-Way Power-adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • 4-Way Power-adjustable Passenger Seat
  • Automatic Rain-sensing Wipers
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • Harman/Kardon Audio System with 8-inch Display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Infotainment System
  • Keyless Access and Push-button Start System
  • Heated Seats
  • PIN Code Access
  • Retractable Cargo Cover
  • Power Tailgate w/ Memory Function

13 comments:

  1. Good luck selling this SUV... motor Image Pilipinas.

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  2. I think it has something to do with the Evoltis being build in the US

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  3. The top of the line Ascent in the US costs about $46k. The P3.4M is equivalent to $70k. I doubt that the $24k difference is due to taxes. Too much mark up.

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    1. Subaru Philippines is only selling a few units of it that's why its price is high and the fact that its made in America.

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  4. I would rather buy a HONDA Pilot rather than this Subaru Evoltis, sooo expensive

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    1. Honda Pilot isn't available in the local market for years as HCPI imported an expensive mid trim level one.

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    2. RGame PH, if someone can afford it, who cares, if i can afford it, i would go for it (Unfortunately i can't) even the upper level of Honda Pilot. I've seen Honda Pilot here in Middle East and i really like it

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  5. Isn't it you can still order Honda Pilot (indent of course), if that is so, better select Honda Pilot than the Evoltis

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  6. Good luck talaga. Given the age of that model and its price tag I'm looking forward to Motor Image giving 500-700k discounts later on.

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  7. I believe it’s the 1st Subaru model to be sold locally sourced from the US.

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  8. Keep hating all you want, because I love Subaru very much.

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  9. Daming reklamo nyan sa US regarding reliablity. Shame, subaru pa mandin, tarnished the brand

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