Subaru Canada celebrates monumental sales growth


    --  Highest sales ever for all-new 2014 Forester make this compact
        SUV Subaru's best-selling model in April.
    --  Subaru's BRZ achieves its best sales ever.
    --  Sales results in Atlantic, Central and Eastern regions reach
        never-before-seen heights.
    --  Overall increased sales boost April results, becoming a banner
        month in Subaru Canada's 37-year history.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today reported 
landmark April results with 3,562 units sold, an increase of 29.4 percent over 
the same month last year. These record-breaking results represent the 
company's highest sales ever in a single month, setting a blistering pace with 
month after month of growth as momentum increases towards another all-time 
annual sales record for 2013.

The recent successful introduction of the next-generation 2014 Forester proved 
to satisfy customers in the compact SUV market as Subaru retailed 1,194 units, 
an unprecedented 67.5 percent increase over last April. The BRZ also made its 
mark as Subaru's most popular car for performance enthusiasts with April 
results soaring 33.3 percent above target.

"April is our greatest achievement in terms of sales increases," said Shiro 
Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "By far, this is our best month 
ever! This is exciting news because it arrives on the heels of last month's 
record results, making huge leaps toward Subaru's overall growth strategy. 
Continuing to set new records requires a winning combination of dealer 
dedication as well as the ability to satisfy customers and meet the needs of 
the market with enhanced product. Subaru continues to break new ground and 
capture more and more of a very competitive market."

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|April |                                       |
|______|_______________________________________|
| 3,562|Month's actual                         |
|______|_______________________________________|
| 2,753|Previous year (same month)             |
|______|_______________________________________|
|   809|Difference                             |
|______|_______________________________________|
| 29.4%|MTD sales vs. previous year same month |
|______|_______________________________________|
|      |                                       |
|______|_______________________________________|
|10,381|2013 YTD                               |
|______|_______________________________________|
| 9,322|2012 YTD                               |
|______|_______________________________________|
| 1,059|Difference                             |
|______|_______________________________________|
| 11.4%|YTD sales vs. previous year same period|
|______|_______________________________________|
|      |                                       |
|______|_______________________________________|

About Subaru Canada, Inc. 
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. 
of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and 
distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of over 
85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit 
www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca.

CONTACT:

Joe Felstein or Julie Lychak (905) 568-4959

Amyot Bachand Media Relations, Quebec Region (514) 691-9276

SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.

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CO: Subaru Canada Inc.
ST: Ontario
NI: AUT ERN 

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