Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:50pm
In the U.S. automotive market, Subaru is one of the little guys. The Japan-based automaker has a market share of less than 2 percent, and it sold only about 583,000 vehicles nationwide in 2015.
But the automaker, whose parent company is Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., is in the midst of a U.S. sales boom—and the company’s Lafayette auto plant is racing to keep up.
Subaru of America Inc. says it expects to end 2016 with sales of more than 610,000—a 4.5 percent jump over last year and its eighth consecutive record year.