On July 29, 2011, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), produced its two millionth Subaru vehicle. Located in Lafayette, Indiana, SIA has been building Subaru vehicles since 1989. Subaru models that have been shipped from SIA include Legacy, Outback, Tribeca, and Baja. SIA opened in partnership with Isuzu and has assembled Isuzu models. With the advent of Subaru partnership with Toyota, SIA builds Camry models.
The first Subaru built by SIA.
The two million mark includes Subaru models only.
SIA has gained recognition as an automotive manufacturer that sends zero waste to landfills and is a National Wildlife Refuge. All of the Legacy, Outback, and Tribeca models sold in the United States are manufactured at SIA.
At the Geneva International Motor Show last March, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) displayed a cutaway vehicle that featured a drivetrain. Introduced as the SUBARU “BOXER Sports Car Architecture,” the display highlighted a new platform that featured a SUBARU BOXER engine and rear-wheel drive (RWD) built in conjunction with partner Toyota.
An FHI press release stated, “The car will be the only front-engine, rear-wheel drive, mass-produced sports car powered by a horizontally opposed engine in the world, by making full use of an engineering masterpiece fusing Subaru sports car expertise with Boxer engine performance and Toyota’s experiences with rear-wheel drive sports cars.”
A Subaru concept sports car based on this platform will be revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show mid-November. Watch for details here on the website.