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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Subaru is now building the 2019 Forester in Thailand

https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-...-thailand.html



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TCSAT has been assembling 10,000 Foresters annually in one of its Malaysia plants to supply the Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai markets since 2016 (XVs have been assembled there since 2012). It isn't clear whether the Thai plant will supplement the Malaysian output, or supplant it.

Either way, don't expect to see any Thai made Foresters in Australasia, Europe, or North America any time soon.


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Interesting, if it somehow made the vehicles cheaper I would have no problem buying a Thai-made Subaru. Motorcycle manufacturers have been moving production to Thailand for years, with no decline in production quality. Major brands like Kawasaki and Triumph make a lot of their models there, even a few Ducati models are assembled there now for US export. It works because shipping in parts and shipping out small bikes are economically feasible, cars not so much, but they do make a good product.
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Good. Thanks for this.
Iím kind of partial to Japanese assembly although my 2017 doesnít seem to be put together as well as my 2015 was.
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Most utes available down-under are built in Thailand.

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Iím kind of partial to Japanese assembly although my 2017 doesnít seem to be put together as well as my 2015 was.
Agreed, and my 2015 not built as well as my 2010.

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Most utes available down-under are built in Thailand.
It's been that way for awhile hasn't it?
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@Natedog indeed they've been built there for many years.
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I have nothing against building it in Thailand just hoping that the parts that they would use are still quality and would have no difference in the performance.
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I have nothing against building it in Thailand just hoping that the parts that they would use are still quality and would have no difference in the performance.
They only assemble the cars from CKD knock-down kits imported from Japan. The models may also lack some of the bells and whistles to keep prices affordable for lower wage countries.

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