Subaru Forrester (2017 model)

Subaru plans for 6th consecutive year of increased production and sales worldwide

On 17 January, Fuji Heavy Industries announced their production and retail plans for 2017. Production will see an 8% increase to 1,110,000 units while sales figures are also planned to rise by 8& to 1,093,000 units. For the past 5 years, the company has consistently set records in terms of both sales and production, and they are shooting to make that 6 years running by the end of this year.

In terms of production, domestic Japanese production will slightly fall (1%) to 721,000 as the company attempts to stimulate foreign production, hoping to hit the 4th consecutive year of growing foreign production at 380,000 (31%).

As for sales, the company plans to surpass last years sales (by 8%) at 169,000, a figure that the company’s new Impreza should contribute to. Due to good reception in the US and Canada, the company is planning to see a 7% increase in sales at 921,000 units, securing a 6th year of consistently rising sales for the company.

[Translated by Bryce Clarke]