Subaru Canada: All-new 2008 Impreza hits new sales high



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today announced
total Canadian sales of 1,575 units in September, up 21.9 per cent compared to
September of last year. For the second month in a row, Subaru's success was
impelled by explosive sales of the all-new 2008 Subaru Impreza.
    Subaru dealers sold a record 876 new Imprezas in September, an increase
of 94.9 per cent over the same month last year, and 9.8 per cent improvement
over the monthly Impreza sales record of 799 units set just one month ago.
    "Customers have been waiting for the sporty new Impreza, and have
responded with enthusiasm to the sleek new design and the outstanding
combination of sporty performance and great value," said Katsuhiro Yokoyama,
president and CEO of SCI. "With this completely redesigned, next-generation
model, Impreza is finally achieving the driver recognition it deserves."
    The 2008 Impreza 2.5i, 2.5i Sport Package and turbo-charged WRX, which
went on sale in July, offer an all-new design, a more spacious interior and
enhanced handling, performance and safety. All are offered in both sedan and
5-door body styles, with a choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed electronically
controlled automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT(TM). Pricing for the very
well-equipped new Impreza starts at just $20,695 for the 170 hp Impreza 2.5i
sedan with manual transmission.

    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
90 authorized dealers across Canada.





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