If you are thinking about buying a new 2017 Subaru Outback, consider waiting until the Japanese automaker makes changes in the way they do business. What is coming? Subaru’s parent company, Fiji Heavy Industries (FHI) will raise the amount of money they spend on incentives. What does this mean for consumers?
FHI will be giving out more incentives for you to buy their vehicles. Up until now Subaru has had the lowest incentives in the industry. But that is changing because Subaru wants to lock in growing demand for their all-wheel-drive vehicles. They want to keep a good thing going and that’s good news for consumers.
How much will you save by waiting?
According to Nikkei Asian Review, Subaru will add around $200 per-vehicle in new incentives. They say half will go toward the the Outback wagon and Legacy sedan models. The other half will be spread out over the rest of their lineup; the Forester, Crosstrek, Impreza, BRZ and WRX/STI. Outback and Legacy are in the top-selling mid-size vehicle market and Subaru wants to stay competitive.
The new factory expansion in Indiana is another reason
Subaru is expanding their factory here in the U.S. and they need to recoup their huge investment. The average amount spent by automakers in the U.S. on incentives per vehicle is estimated at $3,000. This is more than double that of Fuji Heavy. But that is changing. Look for Subaru to offer additional incentives on the 2017 Subaru Outback and Legacy. If you are looking to buy one, you may want to wait.
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