FHI to Exhibit at "Eco-Products 2013" in Tokyo

Tokyo - December 5, 2013 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the company will participate in "Eco-Products 2013", one of the largest environmental exhibitions in Japan to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from December 12 through 14.

Under its exhibition theme "Eco-cars can be more fun, more eco-friendly with Subaru", the Subaru booth will showcase Subaru's environmental efforts and technologies through live presentations, along with displays of the "SUBARU XV HYBRID", its first hybrid model released in June and the "LEVORG" sports tourer prototype premiered at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013.

At the "Eco-car test ride experience" section, visitors can test-ride the SUBARU XV HYBRID model on the backseat.

1. Subaru XV Hybrid
Subaru's first-ever hybrid vehicle offers the brand's distinctive, enjoyable driving experience. By using a motor assist function for the engine output, both enhanced fuel economy and smooth acceleration have been achieved. The Subaru's unique Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel drive) layout delivers superb driveability based on its low center of gravity and superior weight balance.

2. Levorg (Prototype)
The new sports tourer Levorg is the fruit of Subaru's commitment which not only offers driving enjoyment but also practical touring abilities which ensure a stress-free drive even in long distances. The newly developed 1.6-liter Horizontally-Opposed direct injection turbo "DIT" engine achieves both brisk driving pleasure and superb fuel performance. In addition, the next-generation "EyeSight" offers many safety features such as a steering assist control function. Featured with its latest technologies, the Levorg is a model that represents the new generation of Subaru.

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- November sales up 29.8% over last November

- Forester best month ever

- XV Crosstrek best month ever

- One millionth Forester sold since model's inception in 1997

Cherry Hill, N.J., December 3, 2013 - Today Subaru of America, Inc. reported best-ever November sales. Subaru sold 36,621 vehicles in November and 384,511 total vehicles in 2013. The company broke its previous sales record of 336,441 in October with two months remaining in the calendar year.

The MotorTrend 2014 Sport/Utility Vehicle of the Year—Forester and the XV Crosstrek both set all-time monthly sales records during the month. Subaru sold 13,410 and 5,311 units respectively during the month of November.

“November was a busy and exciting month for the brand,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “Not only did we have our best ever November, but we revealed the all-new 2015 WRX at the LA Auto Show and hinted at our design direction with the 2015 Legacy CONCEPT.”

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“Coming off its recent MotorTrend 2014 Sport/Utility Vehicle of the Year award, Forester continues to show why it was a successful redesign,” said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. “The Forester's strong momentum carried into November as an all-time monthly sales record was set for the SUV. Through November, nearly 60% of our buyers are new to Subaru, more and more people continue to embrace the brand.” added Cyphers.

During the month of November, Subaru also sold its 1 millionth Forester in the United States since the model was introduced in 1997.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com.

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