Subaru

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 »

YASUYUKI YOSHINAGA, PRESIDENT, FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Subaru boss: Strong growth brings new challenges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

Hot-selling Subaru is going from strength to strength under Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries. The brand is poised for a sixth straight year of record U.S. sales, and profits are getting a big boost from favorable exchange rates.... Read More »

Subaru unveils VIZIV GT Vision virtual racer for 'Gran Turismo 6' gamers

4:58 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014

Subaru is the latest automaker to embrace the virtual racing scene with a hyperfuturistic concept for “Gran Turismo 6” on the PlayStation 3 game system.... Read More »

Hot sales put Subaru ahead of plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

In May, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries, unveiled a business plan to guide the company through 2020. But Subaru's sales are rising so fast, he may have to roll out a new plan much sooner than expected.... Read More »

Ernie Boch confuses, charms presidents

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2014

Even when meeting former presidents, Boston-area dealer and Subaru distributor Ernie Boch dresses like a rock star.... Read More »

Subaru to hit North America sales target ahead of plan

4:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014

The parent of Subaru said it will reach its mid-term sales target in North America at least three years ahead of plan, helped by demand for the Forester crossover and Legacy sedan.... Read More »

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