Posted Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:48pm

Subaru regroups as unfilled orders soar

After soaring from one U.S. sales record to the next for more than a decade, Subaru is finally being tripped up, by ultrathin vehicle inventories. And recovering from that will take long into next year.
Conceding Subaru can’t sell what it can’t build as the global semiconductor shortage drags on, CEO Tomomi Nakamura says the Japanese carmaker’s back orders now stand at around 45,000 vehicles in the U.S. That logjam is more than the 36,000 vehicles Subaru’s U.S. dealers sold in October.