Subaru of America Reports September 2011 Sales

-- Legacy up 11% Year-to-Date, Outback up 12% --

Oct 03, 2011, 17:30 ET from Subaru of America, Inc.

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced September 2011 sales of 20,934 and sales of 195,550 year-to-date.

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Consumer demand for Subaru products remains at an all time high; however recent sales have been affected due to supply restrictions and lowest-ever dealer inventory following the Japanese tsunami.  Production levels at Subaru factories have now fully recovered and the company expects sales numbers to reach new heights in the coming months as the company returns to its record setting pre-tsunami levels.

"We are extremely pleased to break 20,000 sales again this month, despite inventory constraints," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc.  "This momentum positions us well for a successful introduction of the all-new 2012 Impreza, which will hit dealer showrooms later this year."


Carline

Sep-11

Sep-10

% Chg

Sep-11

Sep-10

% Chg


MTD

MTD

MTD

YTD

YTD

YTD

Forester

6592

6449

2.22%

56381

64121

-12.07%

Impreza

3340

3678

-9.19%

31070

33055

-6.01%

Legacy

3139

2999

4.67%

31338

28165

11.27%

Outback

7607

8154

-6.71%

74791

66384

12.66%

Tribeca

256

152

68.42%

1970

1889

4.29%

TOTAL

20934

21432

-2.32%

195550

193614

1.00%



"Legacy and Outback continue to experience solid gains with year-to-date increases of 11 percent and 12 percent, respectively," said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president, sales, Subaru of America, Inc.  "We expect this trend will continue as we rebuild inventory."

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States.  All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.

Contact:
Michael McHale
Subaru of America, Inc.
856-488-3326
mmchale@subaru.com

Sheriece Matias
Subaru of America, Inc.
856-488-5093
smat@subaru.com

SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.



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