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DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Subaru financial aid will help dealers expand service capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Subaru of America Inc. will pay U.S. dealerships to expand their service capacity during the next three years. A new program dubbed FOX, for Fixed Operations Expansion, runs through at least 2016 and includes financial assistance for dealerships that take on the projects. "Some need immediate help, and some are planning to need help, and some will decide to do it," said Phil Porter, chairman of the Subaru National Dealer Advisory Board.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Subaru on track for 500,000 U.S. sales by 2016, says Doll

10:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Subaru of America sales will likely grow to 500,000 units by 2016 as the brand adds capacity at its only plant in the United States, said company President Tom Doll.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

At Subaru, a high-performance STI in 2 flavors

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Subaru's latest sporty sedan, the 305-hp WRX STI, made its debut twice at the North American International Auto Show today. The Japanese automaker showed two versions of the high-performance car, a special limited production blue model with gold wheels and blue accents on the seats and the regular production model.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Aluminum F-150, sporty cars from Chevy, BMW, Lexus add pizzazz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2014
Ford will make the biggest splash of the Detroit auto show with the redesigned 2015 F-150. At other brands, sporty cars will dominate the headlines. Chevrolet will show the high-performance Corvette Z06. BMW will unveil redesigned M3 and M4 cars. And Lexus will show a sporty car whose V-8 delivers 460 hp, sources say.... Read More »

 

DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales barely rise as storms, Nov. payback take toll

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales edged up in December but fell short of expectations of a 4 percent gain, as wintry weather and a payback from November's surge took a bite out of demand. Most companies managed to close out the year with an increase. Among the biggest automakers, Nissan led with an 11 percent gain, while GM dropped 6 percent.... Read More »

 

Subaru's latest record: a 26% jump in 2013

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Subaru of America set its fifth consecutive sales record in 2013, as its sales jumped 26 percent to 424,683 vehicles.... Read More »

 

OFF TO THE RACES

U.S. sales through November 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Here's a look at numerous rivalries involved nameplates, brands and companies after 11 months.... Read More »

 

Subaru sticks with plan to expand in Indiana

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Subaru is sitting pretty with Toyota Motor Corp.'s plans to pull Camry production from Subaru's Indiana assembly plant, says Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Fuji Heavy Industries, which makes Subarus. If Toyota exits, Subaru can expand capacity to 300,000 vehicles a year without having to invest in a new line or new workers.... Read More »

 

WRX spinoff will be bigger, sportier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
When the redesigned Subaru WRX strikes off on its own as a separate nameplate next spring, it will be longer and roomier, with a sportier look.... Read More »

 

Subaru may seek to use Toyota hybrid technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Subaru, eager for high-mileage hybrids, is looking at borrowing Toyota's hybrid technology.... Read More »

 

UNVEILED IN TOKYO

One last look at some key models introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Check out the Subaru Cross Sport Design Concept, Volkswagen Twin Up! Concept, Nissan IDx Nismo, and Toyota FCV Concept.... Read More »

 

BEST PRACTICES

Dealer thanks staff with customized coins

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Lots of dealers walk their stores with coins in their pocket. But when Keith Kocourek does so, at least one of his 250 employees is about to be rewarded for reaching a goal or taking special care of a customer.... Read More »

 

Chevy, VW venture onto Subaru terrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2013
Automakers are catching on to Subaru's strategy of targeting the active-lifestyle, outdoorsy psychographic.... Read More »

 

Toyo Tire to pay $120 million for price fixing, U.S. says

Nov. 27, 2013 06:01 CET
Japan's Toyo Tire & Rubber has agreed to plead guilty to federal U.S. price-fixing charges and pay a $120 million criminal fine for its role in conspiracies involving auto parts, the Justice Department said.... Read More »

 

Toyo Tire to pay $120 million for price fixing, U.S. says

1:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2013
Japan's Toyo Tire & Rubber has agreed to plead guilty to federal price-fixing charges and pay a $120 million criminal fine for its role in conspiracies involving auto parts, the Justice Department said today.... Read More »

 

TOKYO AUTO SHOW

They're back: Japan automakers target U.S. sales records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
After five trying years, the Japanese are looking like a juggernaut again in the United States. All but Mitsubishi are predicting record U.S. sales -- if not this year or next, then within two years. And the optimism appears well-founded.... Read More »

 

Subaru's Doll: Improved interior shores up Legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
The redesigned Subaru Legacy sedan, expected next summer in U.S. showrooms, will take styling cues from the sleek concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. But the most important changes will be a revamped interior with improved navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, "areas where we are weaker," said Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America.... Read More »

 

Small turbos for Toyota and Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. and Subaru outlined plans at the Tokyo show to roll out downsized turbos to boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing power -- or to boost power without hurting fuel efficiency. The first entries debut next year, and more will follow.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Toyota, Subaru board turbo train for downsized power

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Honda, which unveiled three turbocharged engines ahead of this week's Tokyo Motor Show, is not the only one turning to turbos to boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing power -- or to boost power without hurting fuel efficiency. Toyota and Subaru outlined plans at the Tokyo show to roll out downsized turbos. The first entries debut next year, and more will follow.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

In the pink with Hustler in Tokyo

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
The Tokyo Motor Show is a traditional launchpad for bizarre car names. Remember the Daihatsu Naked Be-Pal? Well, this year is no exception, though perhaps not as wanton as the golden years of Japan's economic bubble.... Read More »

 

2013 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Suburu distances WRX sedan from Impreza

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Subaru showed off a longer, roomier and sportier looking redesigned WRX sedan at the Los Angeles auto show today to separate the high-performance car from its sibling Impreza compact.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Subaru boss spurns convertible BRZ, FR-S

11:48 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Subaru chief Yasuyuki Yoshinaga dismissed the idea of a convertible Subaru BRZ sporty coupe, saying the vehicle would require a complete remake to meet safety standards. His slap-down came as Toyota, which sells a rebadged version of the car as the Scion FR-S, showed its own drop-top concept down the aisle at the Tokyo Motor Show.... Read More »

 

Subaru resumes production at damaged Indiana plant

10:31 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
Subara of Indiana said full production resumed at its plant in Indiana today after damage from severe storms this weekend disrupted operations on Monday.... Read More »

 

Storms damage Subaru's Indiana plant, interrupt production

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The severe storms that rolled through the Midwest over the weekend caused damage to the Subaru plant in Indiana -- the only Subaru assembly plant in the United States -- and interrupted production there for at least a day.... Read More »

 

Subaru dealers will get 7-seater

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Subaru dealers have been clamoring for an updated seven-seat vehicle to replace the slow-selling Tribeca -- and they will get one, says Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru-brand parent Fuji Heavy Industries.... Read More »

 

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