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Subaru builds 4 millionth vehicle in Indiana

by Drew Johnson

The plant is Subaru's only outside of Japan.


Subaru has announced a major milestone for its Lafayette, Indiana factory -- the production of the facility's 4 millionth vehicle.

The 4 millionth vehicle to roll out of the Indiana factory was a silver 2019 Outback. In addition to Subaru's popular wagon, the plant also makes the Ascent, Impreza and Legacy.

"This is an incredible milestone for our associates and our company,” said Scott Brand, senior vice president of Subaru of Indiana Automotive. "We've come a long way since building our first Subaru vehicle more than 30 years ago.”

The Lafayette plant opened its doors in 1989 and remains the automaker's only production facility outside of Japan. It currently employs 5,700 people and has the capacity to build 370,000 vehicles per year.

Fittingly, the milestone-setting car will be one of the last of its kind to be built at the plant -- in July, the Indiana factory will switchover to production of the all-new 2020 Outback.

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