TOKYO -- Subaru of America Inc. expects the addition of a new 7-passenger multi-purpose vehicle -- a joint project with alliance partner General Motors Corp. -- will help it reach its targeted annual volume of 250,000 units by 2005. The 4-wheel-drive platform that Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is working on for GM “is something that never existed within GM before,” says Takeshi Tanaki, Fuji chairman and CEO. As a result of the 20-month-old alliance with Fuji, in which GM has a ...

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