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Subaru expects 2011 to be second best year ever in U.S.

Last year, Subaru sold around 273,000 cars and its estimates for 2011 put it around 263,000 units. In addition, Subaru says it has reduced its fleet sales from about 10,000 cars to roughly 4,000. Fleet buyers typically buy cars at a greater discount than retail buyers, which erodes profitability for automakers.

Subaru was forced to idle plants in Japan and Lafayette, Indiana, earlier this year over a shortage of an essential…

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Impact on Subaru from the devastation in Japan

As you have no doubt heard, Japan suffered a major natural disaster this past weekend. Our thoughts are naturally with the people of Japan as they recover from this unprecedented event.  Below is a statement from Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries with their latest assessment of how the situation affects our people and our business.  We will update you as soon as more information is available.

  1. Subaru plants are based in and to…
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