Subaru is in a festive mood – after celebrating the world debut of the new 2020 Outback earlier this month, the Japanese manufacturer is now marking the 4 millionth vehicle it has produced at its Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) plant. This is the company’s only factory outside Japan which began manufacturing in 1989.
The 4 millionth Subaru from America is a silver 2019 Outback. The car rolled off the assembly line on Monday at 10:51 PM EDT. The automaker expects to have the new 2020 Outback together with the 2020 Legacy on the production lines in Indiana at the end of July this year.
Gallery: 4 millionth Subaru produced in America
“This is an incredible milestone for our associates and our company,” Scott Brand, senior vice president at SIA, comments. “We’ve come a long way since building our first Subaru vehicle more than 30 years ago.”
Since starting production at the SIA factory more than three decades ago, Subaru has increased the output of the facility from 67,000 cars per year to approximately 370,000 cars. Currently, the plant produces the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback models for the North American market.
“Our 5,700 associates are directly responsible for the quality that Subaru customers have come to expect,” Brand adds. “Their commitment continues to drive our success.”
Once the new 2020 Outback reaches the assembly lines, it will be available in Base, Premium, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Limited XT, and Touring XT trim levels. Sales start this fall with first customer deliveries expected a few weeks later.
As far as the 2020 Legacy is concerned, the sedan goes on sale this fall as well in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, Limited XT, and Touring XT trims. Both vehicles ride on the Subaru Global Platform, which allows for a significantly increased torsional rigidity and contributes to a quieter cabin at higher speeds.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive produces 4 millionth Subaru vehicle
Automaker’s only plant outside of Japan began production in 1989
“This is an incredible milestone for our associates and our company,” said Scott Brand, senior vice president at SIA. “We’ve come a long way since building our first Subaru vehicle more than 30 years ago.”
SIA is Subaru’s only manufacturing facility outside of Japan and currently makes the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy and Outback models for North America. Since beginning production in 1989, the plant has increased its annual output of vehicles from 67,000 to approximately 370,000.
“Our 5,700 associates are directly responsible for the quality that Subaru customers have come to expect,” said Brand. “Their commitment continues to drive our success.”
SIA expects to begin production of the all-new 2020 Legacy and the all-new 2020 Outback at the end of July.