Subaru Reports Best-Ever April Sales

                     Subaru Reports Best-Ever April Sales

- April 2013 is best April sales month in Subaru history

- Sales of 32,943 units represent a 25 percent increase over April 2012

PR Newswire

CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 1, 2013

CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Subaru of America, Inc. today
reported 32,943 vehicle sales for April 2013, which represents a 25 percent
increase over April 2012 and the best-ever April sales month in company
history. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 125,470– a 17 percent increase
over the same period in 2012. These results build on strong sales from 2012
where Subaru achieved five consecutive years of sales increases and exceeded
300,000 annual sales in 2012 – a first in company history. 

April sales for the all-new 2014 Forester increased 65 percent over April 2012
Forester sales. XV Crosstrek and BRZ sales were also notably strong at 4433
and 812, respectively.

"Demand for the all-new 2014 Forester has been especially strong," said Thomas
J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. "We
expect to see sales for the Forester and XV Crosstrek continue to grow
throughout the year."

Carline      Apr-13 Apr-12 % Chg  Apr-13 Apr-12 % Chg
             MTD    MTD    MTD    YTD    YTD    YTD
Forester     9366   5666   65.3%  30510  22540  35.4%
Impreza      4692   6791   -30.9% 19124  27891  -31.4%
Impreza WRX  1508   1352   11.5%  6027   4181   44.2%
Legacy       3286   3799   -13.5% 14615  15916  -8.2%
Outback      8730   8548   2.1%   36831  35608  3.4%
Tribeca      116    154    -24.7% 620    742    -16.4%
BRZ          812    0      n/a    2600   0      n/a
XV Crosstrek 4433   0      n/a    15143  0      n/a
TOTAL        32943  26310  25.2%  125470 106878 17.40%

"Our 25 percent increase in sales was primarily driven by the all-new 2014
Forester and strong performance across the rest of the model lines," said Bill
Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc."We look
forward to adding the XV Crosstrek Hybrid – Subaru's first-ever hybrid – to
our line-up."

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries
Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J.,
the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All
Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru
of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be
designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
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Michael McHale
Subaru of America, Inc.

Sheriece Matias
Subaru of America, Inc.

SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.

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