US – Entering production in 2018 at the Indiana plant, the three-row vehicle will be larger than the retired Tribeca it replaces. The addition will bring the OEM’s manufacturing line-up in the country to four models: the Legacy, the Outback, a new Impreza compact sedan and a five-door model beginning production in late 2016.
“We are delighted to be bringing even more Subaru manufacturing to the US,” said Tom Easterday, executive vice-president, secretary, and chief legal officer of Subaru of Indiana Automotive. “The new model will also result in increased investment at SIA [Subaru of Indiana Automotive] and at several of our suppliers across the country.”
Subaru said its production in Indiana will total around 228,000 units this year, but that annual capacity will increase to 394,000 with the introduction of the new Impreza. The OEM has reported its seventh successive year of record sales and expects to close 2015 with over 550,000 – three times as many as in 2007.