Who says tariffs don't bring jobs to the U.S.? Another Asian automaker is ready to build a small sport/utility vehicle for the 1998 model year at its Subaru-Isuzu Automotive plant in Lafayette, IN. The new SUV will be smaller than the Amigo, which Isuzu stopped importing from Japan two years ago because of the 25% import duty that made it cost as much as a Chevrolet Blazer. It will enable Isuzu to compete with Toyota's RAV4 and Honda's CR-V that is coming to the U.S. next year. SIA also builds the Subaru Outback wagon and Legacy sedan.

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Bayer Corp. rolled out the world's largest LEGO car at last month's National Design and Engineering Show in Pittburgh. Made of more than 650,000 pieces, the car marks Bayer's addition of the Lustran acrylonitrile butadiene styrene product line to its family of engineering resins. "LEGO components are molded to 0.005 mm. That's a remarkably tight tolerance when you consider most mold accuracy is measured in thousandths of an inch," says Gary Wallace, Bayer's vice president for styrenics. It even comes with a V-8 engine behind the driver's seat.