US-Built Subaru Impreza Coming in 2016
According to Automotive News, quoting sources familiar with the company’s plans, the plant in Lafayette will assemble four and five-door version of the Subaru Impreza starting 2016. Consequently, capacity of the Indiana factory will increase by at least 100,000 units by the same year, with Subaru planning to invest $230 million.
The Fuji Heavy Industries-owned brand, which is the only automaker to boost US sales in each of the past five years, is looking to expand capacity to end the shortage of vehicles at North American dealerships. Now built in Gunma, Japan, the Subaru Impreza has caused sales to fall 31 percent in 2013 due to lack of inventory.
The Indiana facility also build the Legacy sedan and the Outback and Tribeca crossovers. The US market accounts for 50 percent of Subaru’s global sales.
Story via AutomotiveNews