Toyota Camrys to be built at USA Subaru plant

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Old 13 Mar 2006, 01:24 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Toyota Camrys to be built at USA Subaru plant

It looks like Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky plant can't keep up with
the demand for Camrys. I guess that's why we've been seeing some Camrys
in the U.S. coming from Toyota's Tahara and Tsutsumi plants in Japan.

But it looks like the Tsutumi Camrys will be history soon.

In a partnership "with Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru cars,"
Toyota said today "it plans to build up to 100,000 Camrys a year at a
Subaru plant in" Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

Toyota "plans to invest $230 million in the Subaru plant" and ad
about 1,000 new workers to the plant's current 2,300 employee total.

Can the governor of Indiana be more effusive?

"All of Indiana celebrates this day," said Gov. Mitch Daniels. "We recognize
that we live and operate now in an economy that's truly global."

Production "will begin with 30,000 to 40,000 Camrys in the line's
first year, and capacity will grow to 100,000 vehicles after three years."

In October, "U.S. automaker General Motors said it was ending
its alliance with Fuji and selling its entire 20 percent stake in
the company. At that time, Toyota bought an 8.7 percent stake in
Fuji for $315 million and became the top shareholder in Fuji."

GM lets go of Fuji/Subaru but Toyota grabs on.

I gotta wonder which company made the better
management decision - LOL.
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Old 14 Mar 2006, 04:36 pm   #2 (permalink)
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GM needed the money. Sure hope Toyota doesn't downgrade its interior
fabrics to Subaru level. I had a 95 Legacy wagon. The ac was inadequate
and the fabric and vinyl door panels were pure junk.


"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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> It looks like Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky plant can't keep up with
> the demand for Camrys. I guess that's why we've been seeing some Camrys
> in the U.S. coming from Toyota's Tahara and Tsutsumi plants in Japan.
>
> But it looks like the Tsutumi Camrys will be history soon.
>
> In a partnership "with Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru cars,"
> Toyota said today "it plans to build up to 100,000 Camrys a year at a
> Subaru plant in" Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
>
> Toyota "plans to invest $230 million in the Subaru plant" and ad
> about 1,000 new workers to the plant's current 2,300 employee total.
>
> Can the governor of Indiana be more effusive?
>
> "All of Indiana celebrates this day," said Gov. Mitch Daniels. "We
> recognize
> that we live and operate now in an economy that's truly global."
>
> Production "will begin with 30,000 to 40,000 Camrys in the line's
> first year, and capacity will grow to 100,000 vehicles after three years."
>
> In October, "U.S. automaker General Motors said it was ending
> its alliance with Fuji and selling its entire 20 percent stake in
> the company. At that time, Toyota bought an 8.7 percent stake in
> Fuji for $315 million and became the top shareholder in Fuji."
>
> GM lets go of Fuji/Subaru but Toyota grabs on.
>
> I gotta wonder which company made the better
> management decision - LOL.



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Old 18 Mar 2006, 07:14 pm   #3 (permalink)
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So is Toyota rebadging Subaru Legacies as Camrys
Or maybe it'll be a rebadged Saab 25 (another Subaru) instead.

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Old 18 Mar 2006, 11:21 pm   #4 (permalink)
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<johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> So is Toyota rebadging Subaru Legacies as Camrys
> Or maybe it'll be a rebadged Saab 25 (another Subaru) instead.
>

The Camry and Legacy have very little, if anything, in common. The Legacy
has a horizontally opposed engine while the Camry has an in line 4 cylinder
or V-6.
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Old 18 Mar 2006, 11:55 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Art Wrote:
> GM needed the money. Sure hope Toyota doesn't downgrade its interior
> fabrics to Subaru level. I had a 95 Legacy wagon. The ac was
> inadequate
> and the fabric and vinyl door panels were pure junk.


Well that's quite obvious, back when Subaru was controlled by GM.


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Old 19 Mar 2006, 12:16 am   #6 (permalink)
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I know. I was merely joking. BTW, I meant Saab 92 is really a Subaru.

The plan was only a cheap way to get capacity for Toyota rather than
building a costly new factory. Subaru's plant was severely under used.
Guess not many people want a Subaru.


Ray O wrote:
> <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1142730886.864214.180540@z34g2000cwc.googlegr oups.com...
> > So is Toyota rebadging Subaru Legacies as Camrys
> > Or maybe it'll be a rebadged Saab 25 (another Subaru) instead.
> >

> The Camry and Legacy have very little, if anything, in common. The Legacy
> has a horizontally opposed engine while the Camry has an in line 4 cylinder
> or V-6.
> --
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Old 19 Mar 2006, 08:20 pm   #7 (permalink)
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<johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I know. I was merely joking. BTW, I meant Saab 92 is really a Subaru.
>
> The plan was only a cheap way to get capacity for Toyota rather than
> building a costly new factory. Subaru's plant was severely under used.
> Guess not many people want a Subaru.
>


The plant was a joint venture between Subaru and Isuzu named Subaru-Isuzu
America, known as SIA. The Isuzu Trooper and Honda-badged version of the
trooper were produced there along with Legacys. Isuzu pulled out so Subaru
was left with extra capacity. I've been through the SIA plant and the
Georgetown, KY plant. I suspect that the SIA plant will eventually be
upgraded to match the Georgetown facility's processes.
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