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Subaru vehicles in Nepal: Everything you need to know about 3 models

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Subaru is one of the oldest automobile manufacturing companies having a global reach. The Japanese corporation has been active in the automobile sector throughout the world for decades and has its operation in Nepal as well.

Vijay Motors Pvt Ltd is the authorised distributor of Subaru vehicles in Nepal and has been operating since 2004.

The brand claims that it has the highest brand loyalty value around the world including in Nepal as well. The company’s marketing is centred toward those who desire the brand’s signature drive train engine and all-wheel/rough-road capabilities. The company also claims that this is owed to its personalised customer service and the vehicles themselves.

The company is currently offering three SUV models in Nepal: XV, Forester and Outback. Let’s see what these SUVs offer.

Subaru XV

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Also known as Crosstrek in some markets, XV is a car-based sub-compact crossover SUV. The XV is based on the Subaru Impreza hatchback and offers car-like handling, performance, and fuel efficiency in an SUV package. The vehicle comes with all of the brand’s proprietary technologies offering plenty of all-weather security for the users. This vehicle is said to provide good visibility for the drivers and its compact size allows it to manoeuvre through tight roads, which are very common in Nepal.  Also, the 220mm ground clearance can make it a good choice for the rough terrains of Nepal.

Specifications

DimensionsLength: 4,485 mm
Width: 1,800 mm
Height: 1,615 mm
Ground clearance: 220mm
EngineHorizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve, petrol direct injection
Displacement1995 cc
Max output115 kW (156 PS) / 6,000 rpm
Max torque196 Nm / 4,000 rpm
TransmissionLineartronic, AWD
Airbags7
Fuel capacity63 litres
PriceRs 12,800,000

Core features

  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • Subaru boxer engine
  • X-mode
  • SI drive
  • Vehicle dynamics control system and active torque vectoring

Other features

  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto with voice recognition
  • 4.2-inch full-colour LCD dashboard metre display
  • Front-view monitor / rearview camera
  • 6.3-inch LCD multifunction display
  • Rear-seat reminder
  • High beam assist (HBA)
  • Steering responsive headlight (SRH)
  • LED headlamps with auto-leveliser
  • 18-inch aluminium-alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning system
  • Electronic parking brake (EPB)
  • USB and auxiliary audio inputs

Subaru Forester

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Forester is more of an adventure-inspired SUV. A larger-size, high SUV- like driving position along with 220mm ground clearance, which is as high as larger off-road vehicles, makes it a good choice for adventure. Also, the Forester provides this feature without compromising driving dynamics like handling and body roll. This vehicle also offers larger windows, allowing better visibility for the drivers, and the company claims it has basically no blind spots. Like all models of the brand, Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive, which will be a better alternative, especially during off-road rides.  

Specifications

DimensionsLength: 4,625 mm
Width: 1,815 mm
Height: 1,730 mm
Ground clearance: 220mm
EngineHorizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve, petrol direct injection
Displacement1995 cc
Max output115 kW (156 PS) / 6,000 rpm
Max torque196 Nm / 4,000 rpm
TransmissionLineartronic, AWD
Airbags7
Fuel capacity63 litres
PriceRs 15,000,000

Core features

  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • Subaru boxer engine
  • X-mode
  • Hill descent control
  • SI drive
  • Vehicle dynamics control system and active torque vectoring

Other features

  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto with voice recognition
  • 4.2-inch full-colour LCD dashboard metre display
  • Front-view monitor / rearview camera
  • 6.3-inch LCD multifunction display
  • Rear-seat reminder
  • High beam assist (HBA)
  • Steering responsive headlight (SRH)
  • LED headlamps with auto-leveliser
  • 18-inch aluminium-alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning system
  • Electronic parking brake (EPB)
  • USB and auxiliary audio inputs

Subaru Outback

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Outback was formally launched in Nepal in the spring of 2021. This is the top of the range offered by the company in Nepal. It has a lifted suspension with 215mm ground clearance, and a rugged body and offers spacious interiors, which can be best for adventure seekers and for families. Outback too comes with the standard all-wheel drive, a cargo-friendly cabin and a powerful 2,498 cc boxer engine.

Specifications

DimensionsLength: 4,870 mm
Width: 1,875 mm
Height: 1,675 mm
Ground clearance: 215 mm
EngineHorizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, DOHC 16-valve, petrol direct injection
Displacement2498 cc
Max output138 kW (188 PS) / 5,800 rpm
Max torque245 Nm / 3,400 – 4,600 rpm
TransmissionLineartronic, AWD
Airbags8
Fuel capacity63 litres
PriceRs 16,000,000

Some of the core features of the Outback model are:

  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • Subaru boxer engine
  • Dual function X-mode
  • Hill descent control
  • SI-drive
  • Vehicle dynamics control system and active torque vectoring

Other features

  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto with voice recognition
  • Dual 7-inch infotainment system
  • Front-view monitor / Rear view camera
  • High beam assist (HBA)
  • Steering responsive headlight (SRH)
  • LED headlamps with auto-leveliser
  • 18-inch aluminium-alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning system
  • Electronic parking brake (EPB)
  • USB and auxiliary audio inputs

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