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Subaru Announces Pricing for All-New 2014 Forester
CHERRY HILL, N.J., January 18, 2013 - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the all-new 2014 Forester. The 2014 Forester 2.5i model will be available in base, Premium, Limited and top-line Touring versions. Pricing for the Forester begins at $21,995 for the base model 2.5i with a six-speed manual transmission. The turbocharged Forester 2.0XT will be offered in the Premium and Touring versions, with the Premium trim offered at $27,995. These prices all reflect MSRP before the $825 destination charge.
As with all previous Forester models, the 2014 version comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a distinction from competitive models that come with front-wheel drive as standard and offer all-wheel drive as an extra-cost option. The 2014 Forester will lead the segment in all-wheel drive fuel economy, with the 2.5i model achieving manufacturer’s fuel economy estimates of 24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway / 27 mpg combined. Those figures also compare well with competitors that feature front-wheel drive.
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Subaru to Debut STARLINK at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show
CHERRY HILL, N.J., January 7, 2013 - Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that it will debut a new STARLINK in-car connectivity brand at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Subaru STARLINK cabin technology represents the automaker’s new infotainment strategy. For the first time ever, Subaru will have a stand-alone presence at CES, demonstrating its driver-friendly Aha integration and Eyesight® driver-assist system on the all-new 2014 Forester.
STARLINK is the product of a new, cross-functional infotainment team created by Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries. The global team of engineers, planners, and marketing strategists are working together to enhance connectivity & safety technology features in Subaru vehicles, while also simplifying and reducing overall cabin complexity.
"Subaru is proud to unveil STARLINK cabin technologies at the world’s largest consumer electronics tradeshow," said Akio Takai, FHI Deputy General Manager, and leader of the infotainment cross-functional team (ICFT). "We understand that the driving experience is about much more than mobility, and we know that today’s car shopper is looking for technologies that are value-added but also safe, helping them accomplish their daily errands without adding to driver distraction."
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CHERRY HILL, N.J., January 3, 2013 - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported record sales for December 2012 and also for full year 2012. The company sold 36,653 vehicles in December 2012 – the best sales month in Subaru history. Subaru also announced record-breaking annual sales of 336,441, which represents a 26 percent increase over 2011. This is the fourth consecutive year of sales records for Subaru of America and fifth consecutive year of sales increases. Subaru is the only manufacturer to increase sales each year for the last five years.
Annual sales for Impreza have increased nearly 150 percent over 2011. Year-to-date sales for the newly-refreshed Outback and Legacy models have increased 13 percent and 11 percent respectively. The newly introduced BRZ and XV Crosstrek models also added 3,906 incremental sales for the month of December and 11,540 units for the year.
"We met our goals for the year and we crossed a new milestone by exceeding 300,000 annual sales", said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc. "It was a great year for Subaru of America. The popular XV Crosstrek, all-new 2014 Forester and an upcoming hybrid will fuel our growth in this new year."
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