SUBARU CANADA: BEST MAY EVER

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) celebrates another sales record for May as well as a streak of growth that has continued since the beginning of the year with five consecutive months of record-breaking results. Sales across its lineup of Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive vehicles climbed to 2,576 units, up 5.7 percent over the same month last year.

Robust sales of Legacy and Outback contributed to the best May ever for both models: Legacy sales rose by 36.5 percent over last May, while Outback sales increased by 38.8 percent over the same month last year. WRX/STI also experienced significant growth in May with sales up 28.1 percent.

"On behalf of everyone at Subaru Canada, I am thrilled with these outstanding results," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada. "Despite an interruption in vehicle production due to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, Subaru was still able to set a new sales record this month. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone at the dealerships and SCI for their continued efforts and dedication. We are all very proud to be part of such a strong and resilient brand."

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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