Subaru Canada: Best monthly sales ever

    April is also an all-time monthly sales record for 2009 Forester

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 1 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is delighted to
announce that it set an all-time monthly sales record in April. Total sales of
its lineup of symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive vehicles reached 2,050
units, up 4.1 percent over last April. Total monthly sales beat the previous
record, set in July of 2008, by 2.4 percent.
    It was also an all-time record-breaking month for the Forester lineup.
Canadians purchased 806 of these smart and sexy SUVs, a 35.9 percent
improvement over last April, and 3.2 percent more than the monthly record set
in June of 2008. Strong Impreza sales also made a significant contribution to
the company's success in April, with the Impreza retailing 961 units, a 4.5
percent increase over last April.
    With a successful kickoff to the All Weather Days spring sales campaign,
SCI is taking the opportunity to build on last year's best-ever sales results.
In fact, Subaru's Canadian sales are continuing to grow faster than any other
Japanese manufacturer in 2009.
    "Subaru is a logical choice for the market," said Katsuhiro Yokoyama,
president and CEO of SCI. "With road-tested Japanese reliability,
class-leading safety standards and high residual value, Subaru customers are
able to discover for themselves the true value of our 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 88
authorized dealers across Canada.

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