Subaru of America, Inc. reports best October ever with a 41-percent sales gain

The company also had its best October sales for Subaru Forester, Legacy and Outback models


Cherry Hill NJ, November 3, 2009 -- Subaru of America, Inc. announced record-breaking October sales. The company not only had its best October sales ever, but also had its best October sales for the Subaru Forester, Legacy and Outback Models.

The company sold 18,169 units in October 2009 versus 12,917 units in October 2008, resulting in a 41-percent gain year-over-year. Subaru had a 13-percent gain year-to-date with 176,590 units sold in 2009 versus 156,706 units sold in 2008.

Sales for the following models broke all previous October records: the Subaru Forester had a 13-percent sales increase, the Subaru Legacy had a 112-percent sales increase and the Subaru Outback had a 175-percent sales increase.

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"The launch of our Legacy and Outback products is gaining momentum and helping to fuel record sales, while the record breaking success of Forester continues," said Tim Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "On top of that the 2010 Subaru Outback received the MOTOR TREND Sport/Utility of the Year Award, making us the first brand with back to back winners of this award. Given this powerful momentum we expect our strong sales results to continue."

"Subaru products represent the best all-around package in the auto industry today, because of their AWD capability, top safety pick designations by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and significantly lower cost of ownership," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc. "In addition, the Subaru Outback and Forester models offer customers all of the utility of an SUV, but with the fuel economy of a passenger car.

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 approximately 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.

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