RECORD MAY SALES FOR SUBARU

Thu, 03/06/2010

Subaru's All-Wheel Drive range maintained major traction last month, achieving record May sales of 3610 vehicles, according to official VFACTS figures released today.

The figure is 21.8 per cent up on May last year and represents a 4.0 per cent market share for the month and year-to-date (YTD).

Impreza had its best ever month, with 1597 sales, up 58.4 per cent on the same month last year.

Outback sales of 481 were up 94.7 per cent for the month and 104.0 per cent YTD.

Liberty sold 415, up 59.6 per cent for the month and 54.8 per cent YTD.

Forester sales of 1005 and Tribeca, 112, also contributed to the strong result.

Subaru's impressive sales momentum is likely to continue, following this week's launch of Forester diesel variants, the pending arrival of the recreation and fun-themed Impreza XV and, later in the year, the latest versions of Impreza WRX and WRX STI.

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