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Record-breaking September for Subaru Canada; All-time record for Subaru XV Crosstrek

October 1, 2013
        --  Subaru Canada breaks the 3,000-unit sales mark with seven
            consecutive months of sales increases.
        --  September is the best month ever for Subaru's compact
            crossover, the XV Crosstrek.
        --  The Subaru Forester leads in volume with sales up 81.8 percent,
            enjoying its best September ever.
        --  Subaru is Canada's fastest growing Japanese automaker with YTD
            results up 21.1 percent.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ – Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today
celebrates landmark sales results as the Subaru XV Crosstrek achieves
its best month ever, contributing to Subaru Canada’s best September
ever. Subaru retailed 3,310 units this past month, up 23.2 percent over
the same period last year. Subaru is also up 21.1 percent year to date
as it works towards another historic all-time annual sales record,
enjoying its tenure as Canada’s fastest growing Japanese automaker.

In the compact SUV segment, the Subaru Forester puts the “Sport” back in
SUV with results up 81.8 percent this September. Subaru’s
rear-wheel-drive sports coupe, the BRZ, also blazed a hot trail with a
scorching sales increase of 66.7 percent. Canada’s most fuel-efficient
All-Wheel Drive compact crossover, the Subaru XV Crosstrek, achieved
its biggest milestone to date, accomplishing its highest sales on
record with results up 36.8 percent over last September.

“Continuing to set new records requires a winning combination of dealer
dedication as well as the ability to satisfy customers and meet the
needs of the market with enhanced product,” said Shiro Ohta, president
and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “Subaru continues to win awards – most
recently, our Outback was named the Car Guide’s Best Buys top crossover
under $50,000 – and we’re the only manufacturer to have an Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety TOP SAFETY PICK rating for all models.
This is proof positive that consumers and the industry are responding:
In less than four decades, we’ve gone from being a little-known secret
to an established brand with a reputation for safety, performance and

    |September                            |
    |3,310 |Month's Actual                |
    |2,686 |Previous year (same mth)      |
    |   624|difference                    |
    |23.2% |MTD sales vs. STLY            |
    |      |                              |
    |27,157|2013 YTD                      |
    |22,427|2012 YTD                      |
    |  4730|difference                    |
    |21.1% |YTD sales vs. STLY            |
    |      |                              |
    |9,899 |Q3 2013                       |
    |7,728 |Q3 2012                       |
    |2171  |difference                    |
    |28.1% |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


SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.

Source: PR Newswire