Japan's automakers achieve record U.S. sales in 2015

Jan 6, 2016

Japan's automakers achieve record U.S. sales in 2015

Japanese automakers logged record sales in the United States in 2015 as the overall market swelled to an unprecedented level, driven by the stronger economy and robust demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks, Autodata Corp. data showed Tuesday. Manufacturers sold 17.47 million cars ...

Dec 11, 2015

Japanese cars do best in insurance industry safety rankings

Japanese brands dominate the insurance industry’s rankings of the safest vehicles for the 2016 model year. The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that 48 vehicles earned its highest rating of “Top Safety Pick Plus.” That’s up from 33 a year ago. ...

Sep 22, 2015

Subaru plans $140 million expansion of Indiana factory

Subaru announced it plans to spend $140 million (about ¥17 billion) to boost vehicle production at an Indiana factory and add up to 1,200 jobs in the next two years. The Lafayette factory will see its production capacity grow by 100,000 vehicles a year ...

Sep 22, 2015

Subaru Indiana plant to get $140 million expansion

Subaru announced Monday it plans to spend $140 million to boost vehicle production at an Indiana factory and add up to 1,200 jobs in the next two years. The Lafayette factory will see its production capacity grow by 100,000 vehicles a year from its ...

Subaru's hometown transformed by foreign workers

Jul 29, 2015

Subaru's hometown transformed by foreign workers

Afghan children studying at a madrassa, Catholic mass in seven languages, workers from over sixty countries. It’s not New York, but Ota, a town north of Tokyo with an economy powered by Japanese automaker Subaru. It’s here that Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries ...

Subaru puts China production plans on hold as car demand wanes

Jan 19, 2015

Subaru puts China production plans on hold as car demand wanes

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the only Japanese automaker without Chinese government approval to start a joint venture, has put efforts on hold to build cars in the country, where demand growth is slowing. Sales in China would not be enough to guarantee profitability, Akira ...

Jan 9, 2015

Subaru recalls 199,000 vehicles to fix brake line rust

Subaru is recalling about 199,000 cars and SUVs for a second time to fix rusty brake lines that can leak fluid and cause longer stopping distances. The recall covers the 2009 through 2013 Forester, 2008 through 2011 Impreza, and the 2008 through 2014 WRX ...