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        Forester retains top spot

        Nov 6 , 2008 [Australia]
        The new generation Subaru Forester has retained its position as the countryís best selling SUV Compact, according to official VFACTS sales figures released today.

        Subaru sold 1147 Foresters in October, making it the best-selling SUV Compact for the month and year-to-date.

        YTD sales of 11,979 Foresters place it 16.1 per cent ahead of the same period last year.

        Combined Forester and Outback sales maintained Subaruís status as the best-selling SUV Compact brand.

        Sales of 112 Tribecas gave it a best ever October result, up 20.4 per cent over the same month in 2007. Tribeca sales are now 24.6 per cent up YTD.

        Impreza sales of 835 placed it 7.0 per cent up year-to-date.

        Sales of 336 Libertys (Legacys) and 278 Outbacks took Subaruís sales for the month to 2708.

        Subaru sales are now 1.5 per cent ahead year-to-date in a market that has declined 0.9 per cent.