Subaru May Sales Are Best In Company History
-- 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, N.J., June 3, 2013
CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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."
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.
For additional information visit media.subaru.com.
SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.
Contact: Michael McHale, Subaru of America, Inc., 856-488-3326,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sheriece Matias, Subaru of America, Inc., 856-488-5093,
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