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Q&A

Subaru: Invest in stores, take care of customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America, spoke with Staff Reporter Diana T. Kurylko during the NADA convention.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Subaru execs want to increase U.S. throughput, not dealer total

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Subaru of America won't add dealers because it wants throughput per dealer to grow to 1,000 units annually. That's one of the most important messages delivered during the make meeting in San Francisco, dealers said.... Read More »

Q&A

Subaru urges dealers to invest in stores

5:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

With record U.S. sales for seven years in a row, Subaru has become an enviable brand. It is now urging dealers to invest in their stores and expand service facilities. Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America, spoke here with Staff Reporter Diana T. Kurylko.... Read More »

Subaru dealers seek more cars even as growth slows

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Subaru dealers told the factory they want more cars as the brand heads into what's promised to be another record year. Subaru executives told dealers US sales are expected to grow by 8 percent to 540,000 units in 2015 -- slower than last year's 21 percent increase.... Read More »

Hot Subaru sets its sights on the Sunbelt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Subaru, gunning for a seventh straight year of record U.S. sales, hopes to get an additional boost by bringing its retail network in Sunbelt states in line with those of rivals.... Read More »

BOB ALVINE, SUBARU NATIONAL DEALER ADVISORY BOARD

Subaru dealers focus on serving all those customers

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

It's a good time to be a Subaru dealer, says Bob Alvine, chairman of the Subaru National Dealer Advisory Board. New-vehicle sales are strong; dealers' relationship with Subaru of America is good; and Subaru's parent, Fuji Heavy Industries, says it will expand capacity at its Indiana assembly plant to meet growing demand for Subaru vehicles.... Read More »

BILL COLE, DEALER, COLE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

A voice for dealers, business in West Virginia Senate

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Dealer Bill Cole, 58, is poised to become president of the West Virginia Senate next year, and the state's lieutenant governor.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Maine store's free tires bring customers back

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Stanley Subaru gives its new-vehicle buyers a benefit it calls "Tires for Life."... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Why tomorrow's sports cars will have mixed pedigree

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015

It would have been unthinkable even a few years ago that Mazda would share the MX-5 Miata with another company.... Read More »

Subaru puts China production effort on hold as car demand wanes

10:42 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Fuji Heavy Industries, the only Japanese automaker without Chinese government approval to start a joint venture, put efforts to build cars on hold in the country, where demand growth is slowing.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Dealers spend $300 mllion in upgrades for fixed-ops

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Subaru dealers spent almost $300 million upgrading service departments in 2014 under a program that pays them to increase their fixed-operations capacity, said the head of the Subaru National Dealer Advisory Board.... Read More »

Subaru expects 7th year of record U.S. sales

11:54 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Subaru expects US sales to climb 5 percent in 2015, for a seventh straight record year, pushing North America volume to within a hair of its 2020 target -- five years ahead of schedule.... Read More »

Japanese brands gain U.S. share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Japanese brands ramped up market share in the United States last year, while Europeans lost share as a group thanks to Volkswagen, and the Koreans gave up ground because of Hyundai. North American brands were flat in 2014.... Read More »

A good year, but not for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Thirteen brands set U.S. sales records last year. The lucky 13: Honda, Subaru, Porsche, Nissan, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Land Rover, Hyundai, BMW, Audi, Jeep and Ram.... Read More »

Subaru recalls 200,000 U.S. vehicles second time for brake line fix

10:05 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015

Subaru of America is recalling nearly 200,000 vehicles for a second time in the United States to fix brake lines that may leak fluid due to corrosion from salty, wintery roads, which could lead to longer stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash.... Read More »

F&I manager welcomes dogs, closes deals

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

At some Subaru dealerships, the staff goes all out to help customers finalize and finance a new-car deal, including dog sitting. At Bryan Subaru in New Orleans, finance and insurance manager Jennifer Belisle's “to do” list even includes an unusual task: Order more poop bags.... Read More »

Subaru breaks 500,000 sales mark in U.S.

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Subaru of America sales topped 500,000 vehicles for the first time and set a sixth consecutive sales record for the high-flying brand.... Read More »

13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records.... Read More »

After shaky start, a Subaru milestone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

It took 47 years, but last week Subaru of America reached a milestone in the United States: It achieved 500,000 sales for the first time in a calendar year.... Read More »

SUBARU

A strategy that works wonders

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Subaru has stuck to basic models with all-wheel drive (except the BRZ coupe) and the strategy has worked.... Read More »

U.S. sales forecast to rise 10% in Dec. on deals, falling gas prices

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2014

Forecasters say U.S. new-vehicle sales likely jumped 10 percent in December, bringing the total for 2014 to 16.5 million, beating even the most optimistic projections from early in the year. The month was filled with good reasons for consumers to buy a new car or truck: big discounts, very little snow and gasoline prices falling like a rock.... Read More »

Subaru scraps plan to shift Crosstrek production to U.S., report says

7:50 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2014

Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru brand cars and SUVs, has scrapped a plan to shift production of the new XV Crosstrek to its plant in the United States and will instead make the SUV in Japan, a source familiar with the company's production plans told Reuters.... Read More »

Subaru plans new HQ in N.J. twice the size of its current one

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2014

Fast-growing Subaru of America plans to expand its US headquarters by moving to a campus double the size of the current site. The new development, about 4 miles from the current headquarters in New Jersey, will house more than 500 employees and contractors in the sales, marketing, service and administration departments, a statement said today.... Read More »

BILL COLE, DEALER, COLE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

A voice for dealers, business in West Virginia Senate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Dealer Bill Cole, 58, is poised to become president of the West Virginia Senate next year, and the state's lieutenant governor.... Read More »

Scion nixes convertible, turbocharged FR-S

10:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

Toyota says there will be no convertible version of the Scion FR-S sports car and -- in a blow to power-seeking enthusiasts everywhere -- no turbocharged engine.... Read More »

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