- Dec 6, 2005
Toyota and Fuji Heavy agree to build cars in Indiana together
Toyota president Katsuaki Watanabe and Fuji Presiden Kyoji Takenaka have finally met and officially agreed to build Toyota vehicles at Fuji's U.S. plant in Indiana where the Outback station wagon, Legacy sedan, Baja and B9 Tribeca are currently produced. The plant in Lafayette pumps out about 100,000 Subarus a year and analysts are saying that it will be producing about 100,000 vehicles for Toyota when the agreement goes into effect. That means either that Subaru production will be bumped or that the plant's capacity will be increased to handle the demand. Also confirmed was the official commingling of each company's engineers on various projects that were not named, but can safely be assumed to involve hybrid technology.