The local launch of the 2021 Subaru Evoltis is still about a month away, and yet Motor Image Pilipinas, the official distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, already has a unit on display at Subaru Manila Bay. Not only does this give us an opportunity to take a look at Subaru’s biggest vehicle yet, but also know its full specifications and even final pricing.
There will only be one, fully-loaded variant to be sold in our market priced at P3,480,000 and it’s called the Evoltis Touring. This is also the same fully-loaded Ascent being sold in the United States, which means we’re getting every single bell and whistle from the American model. Oh, and yes this arrives in the Philippines completely assembled straight from Subaru’s Lafayette, Indiana plant.
From the outside, the 2021 Subaru Evoltis Touring gets swivelling full LED headlamps with automatic high beams, LED foglights, large 20-inch wheels, LED taillights, roof rails and a roof spoiler. Dimensionally, the Evoltis measures at 4,999 mm long, 1,930 mm wide and 1,819 mm tall. It’s definitely a behemoth since it’s bigger in every single measure compared to pickup-based passenger vehicles (PPV) like the Fortuner and Montero Sport.
Those large dimensions are reflected in its sheer amount of interior space. Because this is the fully-loaded Touring variant, it gets second-row captain’s chairs as standard, making this a seven-seater large SUV. The third-row seats are actually wide enough to accommodate three adults unlike those in narrower PPVs. Additionally, this fully-loaded Touring variant gets all the goodies such as ventilated (cooled) front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, 14-speaker 792-watt Harman Kardon sound system, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-person memory, 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, 8-inch Subaru Starlink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, powered tailgate, just to name a few.
Powering the Subaru Evoltis is a turbocharged 2.4-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder boxer engine that produces 260 hp and 377 Nm of torque. In typical Subaru fashion, power is sent through all four wheels via a CVT. In this configuration, the Subaru Evoltis can tow up to 2.5 tonnes.
Of course, the Subaru Evoltis will arrive with the brand’s EyeSight suite of advanced driver-assist systems, which includes automatic emergency braking, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. This comes on top of other rear-facing safety features such as rear automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.
Interested buyers can already pre-register at this microsite by clicking this link. Additionally, the first 50 buyers will receive a limited-edition Evoltis watch.