For the first time, the production of the 2017 Impreza kicks off in the United States at Subaru’s Indiana assembly facility.
Subaru’s factory in Indiana – the one that had to give up Toyota production to accommodate the company’s own models – is now seeing the fifth-generation Impreza join its larger siblings the Legacy and Outback. Annual production of the trio is now expected to surge from 218,000 units to 394,000 by the end of the year with the addition of the third model and the additional sales of the other two. In March 2019 Subaru expects to churn out the production lines no less than 436,000 autos after the introduction of a three-row SUV that will be an all-new model arriving sometime in 2018. For the Impreza, this is the first time assembly takes place in the United States.
Subaru decided to move the model’s production from Japan with the introduction of the new global architecture of the new generation Impreza and in order to better match the surging American demand. Actually, Fuji Heavy Industries has said the sales of Subaru cars in the US have surged for the past eight years – with the increasingly popular Impreza produced locally for the North American market – including Canada.