Subaru Canada: Best August Ever

Record third-quarter results contribute to 9.9% YTD increase for 2012

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is delighted to announce record August results as sales climbed to 2,680 units, up 43.9 percent over the same month last year. Subaru Canada is well on its way to setting a new milestone in company history - making 2012 its best year yet - as year-to-date third-quarter sales results ascended by 33.4 percent versus the same period last year, elevating year-to-date sales by 9.9 percent.

It was also a record August for the Impreza as sales skyrocketed a whopping 117.3 percent over the same period last year. Subaru's WRX/STI and Outback August sales also rose by 39.4 percent and 38.8 percent, respectively.

"Canadians want to feel confident that they're getting good value for their wants and needs," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "Subaru delivers class-leading safety, exciting performance and tremendous value across our vehicle lineup. Our brand new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, which was just released in late August, fits into an emerging segment of crossover vehicles. This new addition offers impressive fuel efficiency as well as excellent handling and driving dynamics. I'm certain it'll bring even more Canadians into the Subaru family and bolster sales for the months to come, helping us round out 2012 as our best one yet."

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.

SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.

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Joe Felstein or Julie Lychak               
(905) 568-4959     

Amyot Bachand
Media Relations, Quebec Region
(514) 691-9276


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