BRZ Production Starts

BRZ Production Starts

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles has started production of its sports coupe, the BRZ and the similar Toyota 86 at its Gunma Main Plant near Tokyo.

FHI and TMC first agreed on business collaboration in October 2005 when Toyota took a 16.7 percent share holding in FHI.

After the companies expanded their cooperative ties with new agreements related to development and production in April 2008, they then began four years of development of the Boxer engine BRZ based on a shortened Impreza chassis.

At the ceremony, TMC President Akio Toyoda said, “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the ceaseless efforts of all FHI people and staff who were involved in the development, production and preparations for both models. The Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 would not have been successfully developed without collaboration between FHI and TMC. We started the alliance for mutual growth in 2005. Now I’m delighted to see that our alliance has borne fruit.”

FHI President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, after extending his gratitude to all participants at the ceremony, said, “the car symbolises our corporate strategy in two significant aspects: good progress of our alliances; and advancement of our “select and focus” approach. The start of production today made a huge step for us, but it is not our goal. By constantly refining both models, TMC and FHI hope to nourish each model to be loved by customers all over the world for a long time to come.”

Subaru’s Gunma Main Plant, where minicars were previously manufactured, was recently renewed for the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 production. FHI plans to produce the Impreza at the same plant by March 2013.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles has started production of its sports coupe, the BRZ and the similar Toyota 86 at its Gunma Main Plant near Tokyo.

FHI and TMC first agreed on business collaboration in October 2005 when Toyota took a 16.7 percent share holding in FHI.

After the companies expanded their cooperative ties with new agreements related to development and production in April 2008, they then began four years of development of the Boxer engine BRZ based on a shortened Impreza chassis.

At the ceremony, TMC President Akio Toyoda said, “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the ceaseless efforts of all FHI people and staff who were involved in the development, production and preparations for both models. The Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 would not have been successfully developed without collaboration between FHI and TMC. We started the alliance for mutual growth in 2005. Now I’m delighted to see that our alliance has borne fruit.”

FHI President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, after extending his gratitude to all participants at the ceremony, said, “the car symbolises our corporate strategy in two significant aspects: good progress of our alliances; and advancement of our “select and focus” approach. The start of production today made a huge step for us, but it is not our goal. By constantly refining both models, TMC and FHI hope to nourish each model to be loved by customers all over the world for a long time to come.”

Subaru’s Gunma Main Plant, where minicars were previously manufactured, was recently renewed for the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 production. FHI plans to produce the Impreza at the same plant by March 2013.

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