-- March sales increase by 11.5 percent; first-quarter outcome up
-- Subaru XV Crosstrek and Forester sales jump 29.2 and 13.3
percent, respectively, over the same month last year.
-- All regions mark new sales records, yielding 11.5 percent
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today tallied
three consecutive record months, reporting a first-quarter increase with sales
up 20.0 percent year to date. With 3,476 units sold, March results are up 11.5
percent as month after month of continued growth leads Subaru Canada towards
another banner year for 2014.
The Subaru XV Crosstrek achieved its best March ever with 611 new units of the
compact crossover on Canadian roads this month, a 29.2 percent increase over
the same month last year. As the volume leader for March, Forester sales
boosted monthly results with 1,136 units sold, up 13.3 percent for its best
March on record. Tribeca, Legacy and Outback also contributed to Subaru's
sales growth with increases of 50.0, 41.1 and 18.2 percent, respectively.
These impressive results were enjoyed from coast to coast as new records were
registered across Canada this March. Atlantic region sales dramatically rose
by 21.2 percent over last March, while Ontario and Quebec followed suit with
18.4 and 10.4 percent increases, respectively. Western region results climbed
by 4.1 percent over the same month last year, besting all previous months to
achieve a new all-time record.
"Subaru Canada continues to break new ground and capture more and more of a
competitive market," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc.
"Continuing to set new records requires a winning combination of dealer
dedication as well as the ability to satisfy customers. The four pillars of
the Subaru brand - safety, versatility, performance and durability - allow us
to meet the needs of the market with enhanced product."
3,476 Month's actual
3,117 Previous year (same month)
11.5% MTD sales vs. STLY
8,185 2014 YTD
6,819 2013 YTD
20.0% YTD sales vs. STLY
8,185 Q1 2014
6,819 Q1 2013
20.0% Current quarter sales vs. STLY
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 or follow
@Subaru_Canada on Twitter.
SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.
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568-4959, email@example.com, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org; Amyot Bachand, Media
Relations, Quebec Region, (514) 691-9276, email@example.com
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