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Subaru Reports Best-Ever April Sales

May 1, 2013

- April 2013 is best April sales month in Subaru history

CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 32,943 vehicle sales for April 2013, which represents a 25 percent increase over April 2012 and the best-ever April sales month in company history. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 125,470- a 17 percent increase over the same period in 2012. These results build on strong sales from 2012 where Subaru achieved five consecutive years of sales increases and exceeded 300,000 annual sales in 2012 – a first in company history.

April sales for the all-new 2014 Forester increased 65 percent over April 2012 Forester sales. XV Crosstrek and BRZ sales were also notably strong at 4433 and 812, respectively.

“Demand for the all-new 2014 Forester has been especially strong,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “We expect to see sales for the Forester and XV Crosstrek continue to grow throughout the year.”

                 Carline Apr-13       Apr-12           % Chg        Apr-13        Apr-12        % Chg

                           MTD          MTD             MTD          YTD           YTD           YTD
                           ---          ---             ---          ---           ---           ---

    Forester                     9366         5666            65.3%         30510         22540        35.4%

    Impreza                      4692         6791           -30.9%         19124         27891       -31.4%

    Impreza WRX                  1508         1352            11.5%          6027          4181        44.2%

    Legacy                       3286         3799           -13.5%         14615         15916        -8.2%

    Outback                      8730         8548             2.1%         36831         35608         3.4%

    Tribeca                       116          154           -24.7%           620           742       -16.4%

    BRZ                           812            0 n/a                       2600             0         n/a

    XV Crosstrek                 4433            0 n/a                      15143             0         n/a
    ------------                 ----          --- ---                      -----           ---         ---

    TOTAL                       32943        26310            25.2%        125470        106878       17.40%
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“Our 25 percent increase in sales was primarily driven by the all-new 2014 Forester and strong performance across the rest of the model lines,” said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. “We look forward to adding the XV Crosstrek Hybrid – Subaru’s first-ever hybrid – to our line-up.”

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru 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 media.subaru.com.

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.


Source: PR Newswire