SUBARU OF AMERICA SALES UP 35 PER CENT

Fri, 04/06/2010

Subaru of America, Inc. (SoA) sold 23,667 vehicles in May 2010, up 35 per cent over the same month last year.

Year-to-date sales (YTD) total 104,359. The previous best YTD figure was 76,088, posted in 2008.

It was the best May result in SoA's history, beating the previous record of 18,436 from 2008.

Sales of the Subaru Outback, Forester and Legacy (Liberty in Australia) continue to establish new monthly records.

Outback sales of 7630 were up 124 per cent, Forester - 7976 - was up 29 per cent and Legacy, 3586, up 19 per cent over May 2009.

"We have consistently been achieving sales records over the past two years," said Tim Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "That consistency shows the fundamental strength of the brand and reflects increasing awareness among buyers that our products provide a unique combination of safety, utility, performance and value."

"The Subaru brand is in a very good position in the industry with its market share at more than 2.3-percent and this is due to the hard work and dedication of our retailers, employees and independent distributors," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc. "Without their combined efforts, we would not have been able to achieve our current level of success."

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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