Latest report indicates Subaru plans on increasing production capacity in the United States by 30 percent.

Latest report indicates Subaru plans on increasing production capacity in the United States by 30 percent.

To achieve this goal by fiscal year 2016, Subaru will invest approximately 230M USD at its assembly plant in Indiana, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei. The same source indicates Subaru will increase output capacity at its only overseas plant by 30,000 cars by 2014. At the moment, this facility manufactures 170,000 Subarus and 100,000 Toyota Camrys.

In 2012 Subaru delivered almost 330,000 cars in the United States but half of them came from Japan. Nikkei says thanks to an increase of Impreza demand in North America, Subaru has decided to boost production in the United States. The newspaper also mentions North America accounts for a little under 50 percent of Subaru's total sales.

At one point Subaru considered opening a new factory in Mexico but in the end decided to expand its U.S. facility as it was the more affordable solution.

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