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Subaru Canada: Best Year-to-Date Results Ever

          --  New June record and six back-to-back months of explosive growth             help Subaru achieve best year-to-date results ever.         --  Forester and XV Crosstrek enjoy record-breaking June with             results up 12.2 and 35.5 percent, respectively.         --  Across Canada, all regions mark best ever year-to-date sales.  MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today  announced its sixth consecutive month of growth as year-to-date results soared  to an all-time high, up 17.8 percent. Subaru Canada reported a new record for  June with 3,536 units retailed, an increase of 8.0 percent over the same  period last year.  Subaru's Forester and XV Crosstrek led the sales charge in June with 1,187 and  657 units retailed, setting new records with increases of 12.2 and 35.5  percent, respectively. Year to date, the Forester, Legacy, Outback, WRX STI  and XV Crosstrek etched new milestones as well: Forester was up 31.4 percent;  Legacy and Outback increased by 27.0 and 12.3 percent, respectively; WRX STI  sales rose by 46.7 percent and XV Crosstrek results jumped up by 26.0 percent  as well.  Outstanding sales in all regions across Canada signify a new year-to-date  record for 2014. From sea to sea, sales increased year to date in the Atlantic  region by 19.5 percent, by 12.0 and 26.2 percent in Quebec and Ontario,  respectively, and 15.7 percent in the Western region.  "We have a very balanced product offering across our model lineup and it's  been exciting to watch the sales momentum continue to build over the course of  the year," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "Recent  awards and accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,  Automotive Lease Guide and Canadian Black Book - in addition to a  long-standing reputation for safety, durability and value - have elevated the  Subaru brand in our customers' minds."      _____________________________________     |June                                 |     |_____________________________________|     | 3,536|Month's actual                |     | 3,274|Previous year (same month)    |     |   262|Difference                    |     |  8.0%|MTD sales vs. STLY            |     |      |                              |     |20,334|2014 YTD                      |     |17,258|2013 YTD                      |     | 3,076|Difference                    |     | 17.8%|YTD sales vs. STLY            |     |      |                              |     |12,149|Q2 2014                       |     |10,439|Q2 2013                       |     | 1,710|Difference                    |     | 16.4%|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.  CONTACT:  Joe Felstein (905) 568-4959 jfelstein@subaru.ca  Daniel Ponzini (905) 568-4959 dponzini@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/July2014/02/c9479.html  CO: Subaru Canada Inc. ST: Ontario NI: AUT ERN  
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