Industry Today Volume 21 Issue 1

he manufacture of Subaru automo- biles, unarguably in a class by them- selves, moves forward at a rapid pace at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), with the addition to its portfolio in 2018 of the compa- ny’s new Subaru Ascent. The Ascent will be produced in the Lafayette, Ind., plant beginning in May 2018. To support the increased production, the company plans to create up to 200 new jobs, adding to its current workforce of 5,600 and strengthening SIA’s 72 INDUSTRY TODAY PROFILE • SUBARU OF INDIANA Subaru’s 2019 Ascent will be manufactured in Indiana, representing the perfect mix of modern vehicle technology, state-of-the-art plant production and an effort to add to the strength of a local state economy. Lorie Greenspan reports on the company’s latest ascent into the stratosphere of motor vehicle design.