Subaru celebrates 4-millionth vehicle built in Indiana

September 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Wagon , Plants/Manufacturing , Subaru , Toyota Subaru has produced its four-millionth vehicle at its Lafayette, Indiana factory. The Deep Indigo Blue 2014 Outback is pictured above, alongside the very first Subaru to leave the Lafayette facility, a first-generation Legacy. Formally known as Subaru of Indiana Automotive, SIA opened its doors in 1989 and currently produces the Outback, Forester and Tribeca for Subaru, in addition to the Toyota Camry . The plant, which was originally a joint venture between Subaru and Isuzu , has produced nine different models for four different manufacturers over the years, and is getting ready to add a tenth as Impreza production will be coming to SIA. Subaru announced plans to move Impreza production to Indiana when it made a $400-million investment in the facility earlier this year. As production continues, the Lafayette Journal-Courier reports that SIA will produce another million units by the end of 2017. Subaru celebrates 4-millionth vehicle built in Indiana originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Sep 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota asks owners to measure ‘The Camry Effect’

Toyota asks owners to measure ‘The Camry Effect’

September 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Sedan , Marketing/Advertising , Toyota According to Toyota , over the last 30 years the company has sold a staggering 9 million Camry models in the United States. In other words, practically everyone has had some experience with Toyota’s ever-popular mid-sizer. Toyota wants to explore how those figures have impacted the world around us with a new advertising campaign. “The Camry Effect” aims to figure out exactly how many visitors to the company’s web site have interacted with the sedan over the years. Toyota is collecting stories about Camry owners and their adventures behind the wheel of the four-door. If you drove your parent’s Camry to college, took one across country or otherwise enjoyed some time behind the wheel during a pivotal moment in your life, Toyota wants to hear from you. Head over to The Camry Effect site to share your story and answer a few questions about your experience with the Camry nameplate. Hit the jump to take a look at the campaign’s introductory video. Continue reading Toyota asks owners to measure ‘The Camry Effect’ Toyota asks owners to measure ‘The Camry Effect’ originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

Ward’s Automotive picks best car interiors of 2011

Ward’s Automotive picks best car interiors of 2011

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Audi , BMW , Chevrolet , Dodge , Ford , Honda , Hyundai , Jeep , Toyota , Volvo Wards Automotive 10 Best Interiors of 2011 – Click above for high-res image gallery Wards Automotive takes its 10 Best Interior awards seriously. The industry mag tested 51 vehicles to come up with this year’s winners, which span three luxury vehicles, three economy cars, a sport sedan, a minivan, a family sedan and an SUV. Ward’s AutoWorld Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter says the publication has never tested so many vehicles, adding, “Every auto maker wants the freshest, highest-quality interior possible for all the vehicles they sell.” Showing just how much the world of interiors has changed over the years, Chrysler was the only automaker to take home two awards, thanks to the Dodge Charger and Jeep Grand Cherokee , while Kia and Hyundai could technically say the same since the Elantra and Optima each took home honors. At the same time, both Toyota and Lexus were shut out, as was Honda’s Acura luxury brand and Mercedes-Benz . Among the first-time winners for 2011 are the Ford Focus Titanium and Chevy Cruze . Click on the image above to browse through all 10 winners, or you can head over to Wards Automotive for the complete scoop. What do you think – Did Wards get it right? If not, what was left out and what should it replace? Gallery: Wards 2011 10 Best Interiors [Source: Wards Automotive ] Ward’s Automotive picks best car interiors of 2011 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

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