MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today announced that August year-to-date sales
of Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive vehicles held steady
with a slight decrease of 0.3 percent year to date as compared to 2010,
which set a new milestone as SCI's best year ever. In total, 1,863
units were retailed, putting monthly sales in the top three for August
results in company history. Luxury proved to be an attribute in demand
as Tribeca sales continued to be robust in August, increasing by 64
percent over the same month last year.
"Despite experiencing some inventory supply issues, our dealers are
still showing strong sales performance by working as a team to satisfy
customer needs," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada.
"The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan back in March is
now impacting sales, but the good news is that production is up and
running and, as such, our inventory will dramatically improve very
shortly. We are still on target to have our second best year ever in
company history and that's a remarkable achievement in an industry
that's down overall."
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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