Subaru Canada Sales Surge with Best March Ever

      --  March sales increase by 11.5 percent; first-quarter outcome up         20.0 percent.     --  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         growth overall.  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."     March     3,476          Month's actual     3,117          Previous year (same month)     359            Difference      11.5%         MTD sales vs. STLY     8,185          2014 YTD     6,819          2013 YTD     1366           Difference      20.0%         YTD sales vs. STLY     8,185          Q1 2014     6,819          Q1 2013     1366           Difference      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.  Joe Felstein, (905) 568-4959, jfelstein@subaru.ca; Daniel Ponzini,(905)  568-4959, dponzini@subaru.ca, mailto:jlychak@subaru.ca; Amyot Bachand, Media  Relations, Quebec Region, (514) 691-9276, abachand@subaru.ca  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/01/c1417.html  CO: Subaru Canada Inc. ST: Ontario NI: AUT ERN  
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