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Cherry Hill NJ, July 1, 2009 -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that it set a sales record for the month of June as sales were up 3-percent with 18,620 units sold in June 2009 versus 18,007 units sold in June 2008. Subaru sales for June 2009 also showed a 6-percent increase over May 2009 Subaru sales.
The 2009 Subaru Legacy sedan and Impreza vehicles each set sales records for the month. Subaru Legacy had a 28-percent increase in sales over June 2008, while Subaru Impreza sales were up 24-percent over last year's June sales, which represents the model's best ever monthly sales. The award-winning Subaru Forester recorded an increase in sales of 31-percent for the year to June resulting in its highest ever June-YTD sales.
On a YTD basis, the company reported sales of 93,306 units, which is a decline of just 1-percent of June 2008 sales of 94,095 units.
"The June sales record is a fitting close to a first half in which Subaru held record market share," said Tim Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "Our June results confirmed the strength of the Subaru brand, our AWD vehicles and the Subaru dealer network. With our product line-up firing on all cylinders, we expect to continue performing well as we begin to ship the new 2010 Legacy and Outback models this month."
"Our franchise continues to outperform the market as our retail organization is focused on presenting our customers with the safety, value, reliability, durability and fuel economy that our award-winning line up of AWD products represents," said Tom Doll, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel-efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. 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.