Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Fuji Heavy Industries Is Changing its Name to Subaru Corporation
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Fuji Heavy Industries Is Changing its Name to Subaru Corporation

Name change will coincide with company's 100th anniversary

Erick Ayapana
May 13, 2016

Subaru's parent company Fuji Heavy Industries is about to get a name change. Pending final approval from company shareholders, Fuji Heavy Industries will switch its name to Subaru Corporation.

The name change makes sense considering that the conglomerate's Subaru automobile division is the most prominent among its other operations, which include aerospace manufacturing and multiple industrial products like generators, water pumps, and engines for snowmobiles and ATVs.

2017 Subaru Outback
$25,645 Base Model (MSRP) 25/32 MPG Fuel Economy

The meeting for shareholder approval will take place next month. If approved, Fuji Heavy Industries will change its name to Subaru Corporation on April 1, 2017, which coincides with FHI's 100th anniversary.

FHI was founded in 1917 by Chikuhei Nakajima, a Japanese engineer who established the company to produce aircrafts. In 1945, the company changed its focus to producing civilian goods and reorganized as the Fuji Sangyo Company. In 1953, five of the 12 companies split from Fuji Sangyo Co. to form Fuji Heavy Industries. Subaru automobiles was formed in 1958 when FHI launched its first vehicle, the Subaru 360 minicar.

In addition to FHI's name change, 2017 should mark another significant milestone for the company. Based on its strong sales performance, Subaru'sannual sales number is projected to surpass 1 million for the first time in its history.

Source: Fuji Heavy Industries

By Erick Ayapana
108 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

McLaren will begin offering the 720S GT3 as its next customer race car, which will be built in a new facility in the U.K.
Stefan OgbacNov 21, 2017
The new 2019 Aston Martin Vantage has spawned a racing version, the Vantage GTE, which will race in the 2018/2019 WEC season and at Le Mans.
Alex NishimotoNov 21, 2017
Subaru hasn't directly said the new STI will be a hybrid, but based on recent comments, it sure sounds like that's exactly what's going to happen.
Collin WoodardNov 20, 2017
The 2020 Tesla Roadster goes from 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, has a top speed of 250-plus mph, and can go 620 miles on one charge. Find out more here!
Alex NishimotoNov 17, 2017
What it took to prep the Super Street 2018 Toyota C-HR for the 2017 SEMA Show
Sam DuNov 16, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW Subaru Outback
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP