Subaru witnessed a historic moment for the company, as the first Impreza produced in America rolled of the line. The Japanese manufacturer understood it has to build its cars in the US in order to be closer to its clients.
The first all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza rolled off the assembly line at Subaru of Indiana. The Impreza had historically been produced only in Japan. The start of Impreza production marks the culmination of more than three years of preparation.
The positive economic impact of that growth is clear in the investment Subaru made to increase SIA’s production capacity and prepare for Impreza production. SIA invested $1.3 billion over the past four years, and hired an additional 1,400 associates in the past year.
The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza is the first vehicle built using the new Subaru Global Platform architecture. Available in sedan and 5-door models, the 2017 Impreza is equipped with new driver assist technology, multimedia features and standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The new Impreza will be available in base, Premium, Sport and Limited trim lines starting in late 2016.
Fuji Heavy Industries decided to move the production of the Impreza to the U.S. because of increasing American demand for Subaru vehicles, evidenced by eight consecutive years of increased Subaru sales in the U.S.
The factory will produce over 380,000 vehicles annually with the addition of the Impreza, and SIA associates have built nearly five million vehicles since SIA’s start of production in September 1989.