Subaru of Indiana Automotive will receive 3-row in 2018 as its fourth model
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) has confirmed that a new 3-row crossover model, effectively replacing the retired Tribeca, will be produced at its SIA plant in Lafayette, Indiana.
The all-new crossover is expected to be built from 2018 and will be a larger vehicle than the Tribeca, with full third-row capability. The new vehicle has not yet been named, but will likely carry a name synonymous with outdoor adventure, consistent with the company's other successful crossovers; Outback, Forester and Crosstrek.
When production of the new model begins, Subaru will then have four models produced in the US: Legacy, Outback, a new Impreza compact sedan and 5-door model due in late 2016, and this new crossover. Subaru production in Indiana is projected to be 228,000 in 2015, and annual capacity is scheduled to grow to 394,000 with the introduction of the Impreza model.
Tom Easterday executive vice president, secretary, and chief legal officer of Subaru of Indiana Automotive said: "We are delighted to be bringing even more Subaru manufacturing to the US. The new model will also result in increased jobs and investment at SIA and at our suppliers across Indiana".
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of 90 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca or follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter.
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