Record January sales for Subaru Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce that it set a new record for January results. Total sales of its lineup of Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive vehicles climbed to 1,729 units, up 45.8 percent over last January. These record-breaking results surpassed the previous record, set in 2008, by 527 units and 43.8 percent. This strong start to the new year confirms that Subaru's Canadian sales are continuing to grow faster than any other Japanese auto manufacturer in 2010.

It was also the best January ever for Forester and Outback models: Forester sales were up 26.8 percent, and sales of the all-new Outback rose by 382.9 percent as compared to the same month last year.

"Subaru's sales momentum is continuing to build in 2010 due to the quality, durability and reliability of our vehicles," said Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president and CEO of SCI. "Subaru was recently named the top mainstream brand in ALG's (Automotive Lease Guide) Canadian Residual Value Awards, and we're also the only manufacturer with 2010 IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Picks for every model. These important honours serve to reinforce consumer confidence in our award-winning lineup of vehicles."

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 86 authorized dealers across Canada.

SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.

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