It used to be easy to know where your bread was buttered. You went to such and such high school all four years and you defended its reputation much like a scene from West Side Story. You knew your classmates because you’d been with them in school since kindergarten. Making friends wasn’t necessary, you knew everyone. Change was slow and that’s the way we liked it.
Fast forward to the mid-west, Indiana to be exact, and you’ll find a phenomenon that is slowly becoming the norm. American production of autos previously produced only internationally, are making their mark. The lines are becoming blurred as to where that bread is buttered (i.e. where that car comes from) and Subaru embraces it.
Today in Lafayette, IN Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) launched production of the all-new Legacy sedan and all-new Outback SUV. As its only production plant outside Asia, Subaru is banking on history.
A subsidiary of Subaru Corp., SIA’s wheels have been turning since 1989. Models currently produced at the plant include the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy and Outback.
Two all-new 2020s rolled off the line today, the Legacy and the Outback, to a hail of cheers from employees. Watching their hard work become reality is providing a platform where they can support a new set of ideas and produce customer centered vehicles.
Yearly output in the fields of Indiana have grown from 6,700 to over 380,000 and in April the 4 millionth Subaru graced the SIA assembly line proving that America will always be a leader in the automotive industry. Bringing it home makes all the difference to consumers who want reliability, safety, and function in an American made auto.
The 2020 Legacy had it’s coming out party at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show and yours truly was there to drool. Having been a Legacy owner in the past, I could appreciate all the beautiful updates in the popular sedan. The New York International Auto Show was the red carpet premier for the 2020 Outback.
Safety, noise reduction and driver assist technologies, namely Eyesight®, hallmark the Subaru brand launching them to year over year sales increases like none other in the automobile industry.
Congratulations Indiana. Your crew is established, your goals defined, and your autos “Made in America”. Looks like you found out where your bread is buttered.
Photos courtesy of Subaru Media.