New Forester GT Surfaces On Subaru Malaysia Website

Aiming to add some zest to its AWD specialty lineup, a new Subaru Forester variant is in the pipeline and it’s called the Forester GT Wild Lite edition. For those interested in getting their order in early, the brand has even set up a dedicated Registration of Interest (ROI) page for the new model on the Subaru Malaysia website. Such a subtle move can only mean one thing—that this particular model is expected to land in showrooms within the next few months. 

The new bodywork incorporates a tougher off-road, go-anywhere appearance by adding a number of stylish touchups. A Subaru “Hill Decal” has been applied to the side of the GT Wild Lite edition, and a second “anti-glare” sticker has been fitted to the bonnet. In addition, the package comes with bespoke 2-tone alloy wheels that are fitted with Yokohama Geolandar all-terrain tyres.

As you’d expect, this special AWD edition gets a CVT transmission that’s mated to the current model Forester’s 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated boxer engine generating 156 hp and 196 Nm of torque.

On the safety side, Subaru’s industry-leading EyeSight 4.0 ADAS suite is also standard on all models and provides Level 2 semi-autonomous driving tech as well as an improved field of view thanks to a new set of stereo cameras.

On the dedicated website page, the GT Wild Lite spec and its bespoke parts are listed as non-standard accessories which can be officially installed at selected Subaru dealerships. Therefore, we predict that GT Lite consumers will have the choice of purchasing the GT Wild package, or it will be available as a separate, similarly priced variant.

We’ll have to wait and see, however, some dealer ads claim that the GT Wild Lite variant/kit will go on sale in May 2024.

Debuting last May, the Forester is fully imported (CBU) from Thailand and currently offered in Malaysia in 4 variants including the 2.0 i-L EyeSight from RM 173,500, the 2.0 i-L EyeSight GT Lite starting from RM 179,500, the 2.0 i-S EyeSight at RM 183,500 and the 2.0 i-S EyeSight GT Edition from RM 195,500.


Slated to go on sale in May 2024, the new GT Wild Lite will offer Subarists that extra off-road design accent that we must admit really suits this brand, especially those funky wheels. Even though it’s just a lightly dressed-up version, we feel it will resonate among Subaru fans wanting something keenly priced and a little different from the stock standard AWD models.

More Articles for You

All-New BYD M6 Launched In Indonesia: Headed For Malaysia

The BYD M6 made a big splash at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show recently, a car show set up …

Lotus Emeya Hypercar Packing 918-hp Goes On Sale In Malaysia

Lotus is making arguably the biggest media splash in its history by launching two new cars at the same time. …

Ford Reverts From EVs To Gas-Power And Hybrids To Meet Heavy Demand

Let’s cut right to the chase. Looking at the state of today’s auto industry, there’s one thing we can definitely …

New Jaecoo J7 Finally Launched In Malaysia

We’ve been hearing about the Jaecoo J7 for a while now, but folks, here it is—at last. The official pricing …

The Best Tesla to Buy Now: Model 3 Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive

In the ever-evolving world of electric vehicles, Tesla continues to lead the pack with its innovative and high-performance offerings. For …

New XPeng G6 Teased Ahead Of Launch In Malaysia

Don’t you just love carmakers and their teaser images? This time, Bermaz Xpeng Sdn. Bhd has uploaded a teaser photograph …