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 ...

Jul 18, 2014

Fuji Heavy to recall Subaru Legacy cars over computer fault

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it is recalling 10,143 Subaru Legacy sedans with turbo-charged engines sold in Japan to fix a programming fault that could cause engine damage. In a report filed with the transport ministry, Fuji Heavy said wrongly programmed computers in ...

Jan 6, 2014

SUVs are making a comeback here

Sport utility vehicles are on the verge of a revival in Japan, with Toyota Motor Corp. and other domestic automakers promoting them as a key engine of growth. One of the most popular SUVs in the country is a crossover type designed for use ...

Subaru shaking niche status with strong share gain in U.S.

Jan 6, 2014

Subaru shaking niche status with strong share gain in U.S.

Subaru, the auto unit of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., added the most U.S. market share of any foreign carmaker last year as the brand long known for quirky all-wheel-drive vehicles continued to win more mass-market fans. A revamped Forester crossover and new XV Crosstrek ...

Subaru targets 1 million cars sold

Dec 13, 2013

Subaru targets 1 million cars sold

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the maker of Subaru cars, expects annual global sales to break 1 million vehicles around 2020, its president said. The 1 million mark represents an increase of roughly 20 percent from the 810,000 vehicles projected to sell in the year ...