The Impreza had historically been produced only in Japan. FHI decided to move production to the US because of increasing American demand after eight consecutive years of increased sales, as well as the high level of operational and production quality the plant has demonstrated over its nearly 30-year history.
SIA builds the Subaru Legacy, Outback and Impreza mainly for the US and Canadian markets. It will add a new three-row crossover SUV to its production line in 2018. To keep up with growing demand, SIA will increase its annual capacity from 218,000 to 394,000 units by the end of this year. The capacity will further grow to 436,000 units by March 2019.
The plant has also made the Baja and Tribeca in the past.
In 2015, it produced a record 228,804 vehicles, up 18.5% year on year.
For several years until last summer it also assembled Camry models under contract to Toyota.