ANOTHER MONTH OF UNPARALLELED SALES GROWTH FOR SUBARU CANADA

Ontario and Quebec regions hit all-time high for best month ever in company history

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 3 /CNW/ - Sales growth at Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) continues its momentum in April: With sales across its lineup of Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive vehicles reaching 2,900 units in April - up 9.8 percent over the same month last year - this month's record-breaking results contribute to not only the best April ever, but also another milestone in SCI history.

Driving growth in April were Subaru's Outback, WRX/STI, Legacy and Impreza models. Most notably, the uniquely capable Outback set a new all-time monthly record, retailing 798 units to beat the previous record set last April by 18.8 percent. The all-new 2011 WRX/STI also experienced significant growth in April with sales up 40 percent over the same month last year, surpassing the previous record, set in 2009, by 17.7 percent. Lastly, Legacy and Impreza sales rose by 17.7 and 17.1 percent, respectively.

"Our recent success is due, in large part, to our well-balanced product offering and the strength of our dealer network," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of SCI. "My congratulations to everyone at the dealerships and SCI for making sure car buyers know that Subaru is a great choice."

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.

SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.

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