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    Report: Subaru mulling expanding Indiana plant for Forester, Impreza
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    Thanks to currency fluctuations and their impact on the bottom line, a growing number of Japanese automakers are starting to increase vehicle production in the US, and it appears Subaru could be the next to do so. According to Bloomberg, Subaru is looking into expanding production capacity at its ...

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    Report: Subaru to raise US production from 130,000 units to 300,000 by 2016
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    Ask Subaru about the difficult car market and it is likely to ask in response, "What difficult car market?" The little Japanese brand has its XV sitting on top of sales charts in (one small corner of) Europe, the BRZ is still allergic to sitting on dealer lots, the company has raised its ...

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    Report: Subaru raises forecast on strong US transaction prices
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    Fuji Heavy Industries has raised its projected operating profit for the next six months due to higher transaction prices for its Subaru vehicles in the US, according to Reuters. Subaru sales jumped by 27 percent between April and September, thereby exceeding the manufacturer's early estimates. ...

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    Report: Subaru mulling new plant in U.S.
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    In mid-May, Subaru announced plans to expand its Lafayette, Indiana factory where it builds the Legacy, Outback and Tribeca, along with some Camry models for its partners at Toyota. The 52,000-square-foot expansion will bump capacity out to 180,000 units from 156K, and the $75M commitment will ...

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    Rumormill: Next Subaru WRX to use electric turbocharger?
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    Subaru has been trying to figure out the direction for its three-headed monster, as the Impreza and its WRX and WRX STI variants have grown increasingly at odds over the past two generations. Now this gets thrown into the mix: When the new WRX gets released in late 2013, it may ditch the ...

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    Report: No longer o-kei, Subaru steps away from minicar production
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    Subaru is walking away from minicars. According to Just-Auto.com, parent company Fuji Heavy Industries is looking to concentrate its efforts small and mid-sized vehicles moving forward. While Japan still enjoys a thriving kei car market, the vehicles aren't as profitable as their larger ...

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    Official: Subaru promises four new models by 2016
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    Fuji Heavy Industries has just released a new five-year plan for Subaru under the banner "Motion-V," and the blueprint calls for at least three new models and a hybrid vehicle to be on dealer lots by 2016. The move is part of a strategy to draw in an ever-larger brand fan base in an attempt sell ...

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    Subaru debuts third-generation boxer four-cylinder engine
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    Subaru's Third-Generation Boxer Engine – Click above for high-res image
    Boxer lovers, the next chapter in your love affair has just begun. Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, has introduced the latest, third-generation boxer engine that will relieve the second-gen after 21 ...

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    Report: Toyota to build Ractis subcompact for Subaru in Japan
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    Toyota Ractis – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Subaru sees a demand for 1.3- and 1.5-liter cars in Japan at the same time as it sees a void in its lineup of vehicles with that displacement. To plug that hole, Subaru is turning to Toyota for a supply of its Ractis subcompact, a ...

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    STI-tuned Subaru Legacy B4 2.5GT tS released in Japan
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    Subaru Legacy B4 2.5GT tS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've grown quite fond of our long-term 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT over the past few months, but we can't help but be somewhat jealous of the STI-tuned Legacy that's just been released in Japan. Subaru's in-house tuning ...

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    Cosworth puts the spurs to Subaru's Impreza WRX STI
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    Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 – Click above for image gallery
    This is the Cosworth Impreza STI CS400, the car Cosworth said would "humble" supercars. With a 0-to-62 sprint happening in just 3.7 seconds it'll be quicker than a whole bunch of exotics, and at £49,995 ($71,368 U.S.), it'll ...

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    Long-Term Update: Touring our Subaru Legacy 2.5GT's birthplace
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    Subaru Automotive Indiana – Click above for high-res gallery
    With the genesis of our 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT long-termer just a few hundred miles down the road in Lafayette, Indiana, we thought it only appropriate to pick up our bouncing burgundy baby at the factory. Many folks we know ...

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    Spy Shots: Toyota-Subaru coupe prototype caught ringin' der Nürburg
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    Toyobaru testing on the 'Ring – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota's FT-86 concept, which will be officially unveiled at next week's Tokyo Motor Show, combines attractive, aggressive aesthetics, rear-wheel drive and a Subaru-sourced boxer engine with the hopes of injecting a bit ...

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    Purported renderings of Subaru's FT-86 Sports Coupe emerge
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    It's only been a couple of days since Toyota released initial details and photos of its TF-86 coupe concept scheduled for debut at the upcoming Tokyo show, but we've already been waiting for the other shoe to drop. The project nicknamed "Toyobaru" by the media and fansites is to be a test case for ...

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    Report: Toyobaru delayed until 2012 or later
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    The rumors of the sports car that Toyota and Subaru were working on have been replaced by rumors that the car has been put on hold. Earlier news had posited a rear-wheel-drive sports car with "wonderful style," based on the current Subaru Legacy platform, with a boxer engine putting out around 200 ...

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    Toyota buys another chunk of FHI, Subaru
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    Back in April, Toyota announced that it would be gobbling up a larger percentage of Fuji Heavy Industries, makers of the Subaru brand of vehicles. Today, that deal has been made official as Fuji announced the sale that increases Toyota's voting rights in the automaker to 16.16 percent from 9.50 ...

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    Toyota to double stake in Subaru parent, Fuji Heavy
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    Emerging reports indicate that Toyota is preparing to nearly double its stake in Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries. Toyota initially bought into Fuji when that other automotive giant, General Motors, sold its 8.7% stake to its Japanese rival. The new share-grab, the door to which was ...

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    Toyota could enter aircraft industry, HondaJet prepares for dogfight
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Toyota_s_Gonna_Make_Jets'; Now that its ground offensive has taken control of the battlefield, word comes that Toyota's field commanders might have an eye toward the skies. That's right: Toyota is reportedly considering an offer from Mitsubishi Heavy ...

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    Is Toyota preparing to purchase Fuji Heavy outright?
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    Winding Road is reporting that a recent change in Japan's anti-trust regulations might mean that Toyota has a clear shot at acquiring a controlling interest in Fujji Heavy Industries, the parent company of Subaru. Lest you think this might be some pie-in-the-sky notion, Subaru admits it could use ...

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    Fuji Heavy eyes America for future profits
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    Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, has missed its sales goal for a five-year plan that ends next month. The end of one five-year plan, however, is the beginning of another. The next five years will see Subaru putting a much larger emphasis on the U.S. market (w00t!). The Japanese ...

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