Subaru UK’s announcement comes as Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company to Subaru Automobiles, revealed its 5 year plan for the company. FHI’s ambition is to cement Subaru’s position globally by increasing annual sales by 40% to one million units within the next 10 years.
Significant growth is forecast for the US and Chinese markets while growth in the European markets is forecast to increase from 50,000 to 60,000 vehicles.
In addition to the three new cars due for launch next year, the product line-up will be bolstered by the introduction of a further three models before 2016. A hybrid is also under discussion, but no further details are currently available.
The company will continue to focus efforts on the environmental efficiency of all its engines so that an average improvement of 30% in fuel economy will be achieved across the board in all Subaru vehicles.
Subaru’s production facilities will also be expanded as the company plans to begin producing cars in China. Meanwhile, the main Japanese plant in Gunma will benefit from a major refurbishment while the Oizumi engine plant will be expanded to cater for increased Boxer diesel engine production.
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