Subaru XV Crosstrek: Plans for US manufacture dropped

Subaru has reportedly scrapped plans to build the next generation XV Crosstrek at its US plant in Indiana.

Sources have told Reuters that Subaru has dumped plans to build the next-gen XV Crosstrek (above), a high-riding Impreza derivative, at the company’s factory in Lafayette, Indiana. Instead, the car will continue to be assembled in Gunma, north of Tokyo.

The new XV Crosstrek is said to go into production from April 2017.

Driving the company’s decision to leave manufacture of XV at home is the continuing drop of the Japanese yen against the US dollar. Now currently at 120 yen to the dollar and at its lowest point since 2007.

Subaru XV Hybrid pictured below.

Source: Reuters