Subaru May Sales Are Best In Company History


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2013 Subaru Outback

-- May sales of 39,892 shatter previous monthly records

-- Forester monthly sales increased 38 percent over May 2012

-- Subaru year-to-date sales are up 21 percent

CHERRY HILL, NJ--June 3, 2013: Subaru of America, Inc. today reported historic-high vehicle sales of 39,892 for May 2013, shattering previous monthly sales records. May 2013 sales represent a 34 percent increase over May 2012 and the best sales month in company history. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 165,362 a 21 percent increase over the same period in 2012.

May sales for the all-new 2014 Forester increased 38 percent over May 2012 sales. The 2014 Forester was recently named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Forester is the first vehicle to ace every aspect of the challenging small overlap front crash test conducted by the IIHS. Forester is also the only small SUV to earn an overall rating of "good" in the test.

Outback sales increased 34 percent in May, with a 10 percent year-to-date increase over 2012. XV Crosstrek sales reached 5,295 for the month of May, a record high for the world's most fuel efficient all-wheel drive crossover. Subaru announced that a hybrid version of the popular XV Crosstrek will go on sale later this year.

"Subaru continues to receive great accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the automotive press which is increasing the positive image and awareness of our products among the American buying public," said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. "The strength of our product and increased brand awareness are driving the demand for our vehicles to record levels."

Carline

May-13

May-12

% Chg

May-13

May-12

% Chg


MTD

MTD

MTD

YTD

YTD

YTD

Forester

10068

7323

37.5%

40578

29863

35.9%

Impreza

5219

6786

-23.1%

24343

34677

-29.8%

Impreza WRX

1829

1525

19.9%

7856

5706

37.7%

Legacy

4430

4462

-0.7%

19045

20378

-6.5%

Outback

12270

9192

33.5%

49101

44800

9.6%

Tribeca

102

165

-38.2%

722

907

-20.4%

BRZ

679

271

150.6%

3279

271

1110%

XV Crosstrek

5295

n/a

n/a

20438

n/a

n/a

TOTAL

39892

29724

34.2%

165362

136602

21.1%

"We continue to see growing demand for Subaru vehicles in the U.S., and our retailers continue to do an excellent job supporting our growth, said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "It will definitely be another record year for Subaru here in the U.S."

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