Subaru to Invest 150 B. Yen to Improve Quality

Economy

Tokyo, July 10 (Jiji Press)--Subaru Corp. <7270> said Tuesday it will invest 150 billion yen over the next five years to improve vehicle quality.

The investment is designed to help the Japanese automaker restore customer trust after a string of scandals, including vehicle inspections by unqualified workers, came to light starting in autumn last year.

The spending will cover such measures as boosting the number of personnel in charge of product quality management.

"I want to make Subaru a company that never repeats a mistake," President and Chief Executive Officer Tomomi Nakamura told a press conference.

Subaru was ordered by the transport ministry to submit a report in about a month when the company disclosed the discovery of misconduct in its vehicle fuel economy and emission tests on June 5.

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