The company just reported that its 3 millionth vehicle has been built in the United States, showing just has far the brand has come. Starting with only a few dealerships in the Intermountain West and New England, Subaru has quietly built a growing empire in the US car market.
The historic 3 millionth Subaru rolled off the assembly plant in Lafayette, Indiana on July 28. It was an Outback painted Lapis Pearl Blue. The factory has been churning out Subarus since 1989, starting with the Legacy sedans and wagons. Originally, the facility was shared with Isuzu.
Subaru is on a big upswing, with strong demand in the United States. To accommodate that, the Lafayette plant is being upgraded. Once the job’s complete, the annual production capacity will go from 218,000 cars to 436,000. That means plenty of Americans will be putting symmetrical all-wheel drive to test in the upcoming winter months.