Nov 1, 2013

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[Canada] Subaru Canada: Eight Consecutive Record-breaking Months for Canada's Fastest Growing Japanese Automaker

- Year-to-date sales are up 20.7 percent with eight successive months of sales increases.
- Subaru's compact crossover, the XV Crosstrek, surges ahead with results up 25.1 percent over last October, its highest sales month to date.
- Subaru Forester, BRZ and Impreza celebrate best October ever, up 108.3, 27.5 and 1.0 percent, respectively.

(MISSISSAUGA) - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today achieved its best October ever, setting a blistering sales pace towards an imminent all-time annual sales record for 2013. With 3,572 units sold, Subaru Canada notched a 17.7 percent increase over last October, marking eight consecutive months of sales records. Year-to-date results are up 20.7 percent over the same time last year, solidifying Subaru Canada's place as the fastest growing Japanese automaker. All regions across Canada enjoyed record growth this October, while Ontario revelled in its highest sales month ever.

The latest sales figures show that the Subaru XV Crosstrek - Canada's most fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive compact crossover - set a new milestone with results up 25.1 percent year over year, besting its previous highest sales by 15.5 percent. Putting the "Sport" back into SUV, the Forester is Subaru's bestselling model this October with sales up a whopping 108.3 percent with 1,102 units sold. October results are also excellent for the BRZ as Subaru's nimble, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe increased sales by 27.5 percent over the same period last year. Not to be outdone, Subaru's fun-to-drive compact car, the Impreza, also edged forward, up one percent this October.

"I can't say enough about Subaru Canada's continued sales success," states Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "Recent awards from Motor Trend and Car Guide bring well-deserved credit to our lineup, while safety accolades from the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and recognition from reputable organizations like Consumer Reports keeps Subaru at the forefront of consumers' minds. With strong October sales under our belt, we're paving the way for another all-time annual sales record!"

3,572 Month Actual
3,035 Previous year (same month)
537 Difference
17.7% MTD sales vs. STLY
30,729 2013 YTD
25,462 2012 YTD
5,267 Difference
20.7% YTD vs. MPAD
3,572 Q4 2013
3,035 Q4 2012
537 Difference
17.7% Current quarter sales vs. STLY