Fyidriving has learned that Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru’s parent company, has decided to invest a couple of hundred million dollars expanding its plant in Lafayette, Ind., (about 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis) so it can raise yearly capacity by 30,000 vehicles. Currently Subaru makes about 170,000 Outback, Legacy and Tribeca models as well as about 100,000 Toyota Camrys a year for the North American market. Our source hears is that the added floor space will also be used to build the increasingly popular Impreza on our shores. Apparently Subaru’s head honchos briefly considered a new plant in Mexico where, drawn by cheaper labor costs, most domestic- and import-based automakers already have operations, but surprisingly have decided on expansion instead of relocation. The increased investment and employment potential certainly should only enhance Subaru’s reputation in the United States.