SUBARU OF AMERICA SALES UP 47% IN SEPTEMBER

Wed, 06/10/2010

Subaru of America, Inc. announced its best-ever September sales, totalling 21,432, up 47 per cent over the same month last year.

The Subaru Outback and Forester also achieved record September results, retailing 8154 and 6449 respectively. Outback sales were up 91 per cent for the month and Forester 33 per cent.

Year-to-date sales of 193,614 were up 22 per cent.

The result was rounded out by sales of 2999 Legacys (Liberty in Australia), 3678 Imprezas and 152 Tribecas.

"September's record results reflect that demand for Subaru products continues to outpace supply despite the uncertain economy," said Timothy M. Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "We have been increasing shipments to dealers, but they continue to sell everything we send them."

"Our sales reflect that Subaru products represent the best all-around package in the marketplace," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc. "As we currently have the lowest incentives in the industry and continue breaking sales records, we know that customers have done their homework and recognize that Subaru products offer them the utility and capability that All-Wheel Drive provides as well as the long-term value they are looking for," Doll added.

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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