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Subaru Reports Strong May 2005 Sales

- All-New Subaru B9 Tribeca Adds Incremental Volume as Total Sales Are Up Five Percent for the Year -

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 1 -- Subaru of America, Inc. today reported strong May sales totaling 14,475 units, showing an increase for the month, over last year. Total sales for the year are up five percent over 2004 sales.

"We are very pleased to see the incremental volume of the all-new Subaru B9 Tribeca," said Fred Adcock, executive vice president, Subaru of America, Inc. "Although the vehicle was on sale for just one week, its strong start indicates that the new progressive SUV is very well received by customers and that Subaru is on track to set another all-time record in 2005."

The all new Subaru B9 Tribeca posted its first unit sales totaling 583 units for the month of May. The Legacy model line recorded 7,149 units for the month, up 12 percent from last year; with Subaru Legacy Sedan sales soaring up by 61 percent. Subaru Outback posted a strong 4,863 units for May, while Subaru Forester posted 3,514 units. The Impreza line posted a gain over the same period last year with 2,680 unit sales, as well as the Subaru Baja that recorded an increase with 549 units for the month.

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About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru is the only car company that features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard equipment on every vehicle in its product line. For additional information visit