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Old 01-22-2010, 11:42 AM
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I got a reply from Subaru

I don't remember the thread, but it said that we should contact Subaru regarding diesel vehicles in America. I got a reply. Everyone should start sending them emails, even if it is just pointless

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Dear Adam:

Thank you for your e-mail to Subaru of America, Inc. We appreciate you taking the time to contact us with your feedback.

First, please be advised that we have received many other contacts similar to yours so you will find that the statements below are the same as I have provided to other customers seeking a diesel Subaru.

Our chairman Ikuo Mori was actually misquoted by reporters when he originally stated that Subaru would bring our diesel to the US in 2010. He had meant in the 2010(s). Since that time there have been many re-interpretations of this statement posted to various blogs throughout the Internet.

Further complicating the issue is that the original statement of plans to bring the diesel stateside was made in 2008 after we launched vehicles in Europe but before the drop in the economy in the Fall of 2008. Subaru as well as every other company had to re-organize in the wake of this volatile market and consequently any future plans have gone under re-examination.

At this time, we have not been made aware of any set plans as to when we will offer diesel models stateside since these past events and statements.

Please know that I am a proponent of clean and bio-diesel and I too am eagerly awaiting any news.

If you wish for this product to be offered please make sure to encourage others who share your interest to contact us, as past input from our customers has been helpful in initiating changes to our newer models.

Should any decisions be made as it relates to offering such a vehicle stateside, you will among the first notified.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us again. Thank you for the opportunity to be of service.

Best wishes,

Kerry Ann Miller
Subaru of America, Inc.
Customer/Dealer Services Department
CustDlrServices@subaru.com
Kind of sad, but it's worth the five minutes to type up the emails. I would love to start seeing more Japanese diesel vehicles in the US.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:19 PM
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Subaru launched its first diesel boxer engine in Europe in 2008 and so far has sold over 30,000 examples. The diesel accounts for 54.1 percent of Legacy sales in Europe right now. With new emissions regulations set to take effect in Japan in 2010, Subaru is working on improving its diesel before offering it in the home market. At the New York Auto Show Subaru spokesman Dominic Infante re-affirmed that Subaru still has plans to offer its diesel in the U.S. sometime in the next decade.

Subaru also plans to start leasing of its electric Stella mini car this summer in Japan for commercial fleet customers. At some point in the coming decade, Subaru also plans to offer hybrid vehicles based on Toyota technology.
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