Lafayette, Indiana – Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) began official production of the 2020 Legacy sedan and 2020 Outback SUV. Each model was driven off the assembly line during a ceremony for employees.
“We’ve been preparing for this day for more than two years,” said Scott Brand, senior vice president at SIA. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our associates, we are launching the newest generation of these two iconic models with the highest quality our customers expect.”
The seventh-generation Legacy was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show in February, while the sixth-generation Outback debuted at the New York International Auto Show in April.
Both models offer Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel drive and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
“The new Legacy and Outback will provide customers with greater safety, technology and performance than ever before,” said Brand. “I’m proud of the commitment and teamwork that has made these vehicles a reality. I’m also excited for our customers.”
SIA is Subaru’s only manufacturing facility outside of Asia and currently makes the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback models for North America. Since beginning production in 1989, the plant has increased its annual output of vehicles from 67,000 to approximately 380,000. In April, the facility produced its 4 millionth Subaru vehicle.