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FHI to stop making Toyota’s Camrys in U.S.

Bloomberg

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the maker of Subaru cars, will stop making the Camry in the United States for Toyota Motor Corp., its largest shareholder.

Fuji Heavy will end output of the model at its plant in Indiana in the second half of 2016, the Tokyo-based company said Friday. Toyota said in a separate statement that production will shift to one of its plants in Kentucky.

The two carmakers will continue to collaborate on products and technology, Toyota said.

Fuji Heavy plans to enhance its product lineup by focusing on sport utility vehicles and said last year it will invest $400 million to boost U.S. capacity by the end of 2016, to 400,000 vehicles from 300,000 this year. Fuji Heavy aims to raise annual sales to more than 1.1 million vehicles by March 2021, with North America as its “top-priority market,” it said in a mid-term strategy plan announced Friday.