RECORD JANUARY SALES FOR SUBARU CANADA

Fri, 04/02/2011

Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) set a new January sales record of 1753 vehicles, up 1.4 per cent over last January.

The strong start to 2011 continues Subaru Canada's trend of annual sales increases over the past five years.

It was also a record-breaking month for both the Outback and Forester models - Outback sales jumped 15.7 per cent over last January while Forester sales rose 2.7 per cent.

"Our well-balanced product offering continues to generate positive consumer response," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of SCI.

"This solid momentum is a testament to having the right product at the right time and the strength of our dealer network. Recent trends tell us that the industry is beginning to recover so 2011 will be a real opportunity for us to bring the Subaru brand to the next level."

Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada.

ABOUT SUBARU

Every Subaru sold in Australia features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a horizontally opposed Boxer engine, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability program, and a five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The result - driving confidence.