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

  • 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 reliability."

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.

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