A event three years in the making will take place Tuesday afternoon in Lafayette. The first 2017 Subaru Impreza produced at Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is set to roll off the assembly line. The model was not previously made in the U.S.
In 2013, the company first announced plans to produce the vehicle at SIA and invest more than $400 million to do so. In all, SIA has detailed investments totaling $1.3 billion over the last four years and added 1,400 associates in the last 12 months. The expansions have focused on meeting growing demand for Subarus.
The company, which is a subsidiary of Japan-based Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., rolled its three-millionth Subaru off the line in July. The company has been a staple in Tippecanoe County for more than 25 years.
The Impreza has historically been a product of Japan.