May. 09, 2014
Subaru Production of 'Camry' in U.S. to Cease
Toyota City, Japan, May 8, 2014―Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that consignment production of its "Camry" vehicles will cease at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), a Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) production base in Lafayette, Indiana in the United States. In fall of 2016, production of Camry vehicles will shift from SIA to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., in Georgetown, Kentucky in the United States.
The decision was made jointly by FHI and TMC, following discussions regarding production structure optimization.
In October 2005, TMC and FHI entered a partnership agreement enabling the two companies to share resources for R&D and production, while respecting the distinct brand identities and management styles of both companies. As part of this collaboration, consignment production of the Camry at SIA began in 2007.
TMC will continue to collaborate with FHI on products and technology.