• Apr 7, 2011
2011 Subaru Forester – Click above for high-res image gallery

Subaru has, like many other Japanese automakers, struggled to get its factories up and running in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. But the automaker appears to be making strides towards that goal, as Automotive News reports that the car maker will restart vehicle production Wednesday at its Gumma plant.

The facility produces the Legacy, Forester and Impreza; three vehicles that are very important to the automaker's success in the U.S. Subaru spokesperson Kenta Matsumoto told AN that the plant will run at about half of its typical run rate while the automaker assesses its parts situation. Matsumoto says Subaru has no intention of stopping production now that the plant is coming back online, but added, "The situation with every part isn't entirely clear."

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[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like Godzilla stepped on the hood and flattened it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My Legacy says it was born in Indiana. Maybe parts are sourced from Japan, and screwed together here?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've prayed for the people of Japan to regain their strength after this disaster and am happy to see the progress that is happening.

      On a side note, I gotta say that I love the Forester. I want one of these things so bad. I guess as soon as I finish paying off my student loans, it shall be mine :)

        • 3 Years Ago
        After which Quake? The one last month or the one today?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Good Luck

        I fancy the Impreza Outback hatch though
        • 3 Years Ago
        Be carful what you wish for, you may not have a job after school...
        if you people keep/wish buying asian cars.
        Besides who would want such a primitive junk anyways...whatever
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good news, i heard from the dealers they were planning to ramp up the prices soon. Hopefully i can point to this if they try to screw me around.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The U.S.-spec Legacy is built in Indiana; the JDM Legacy is built at the Gunma plant.