Subaru Of America, Inc.
2235 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Main Phone: 856-488-8500

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Dominick  Infante
(856) 488-8615
dinfante@subaru.com

Diane   Anton
856-488-5093
danton@subaru.com

 

SUBARU OF AMERICA SETS NEW SALES RECORD FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2018

CAMDEN, NJ , Jul 3, 2018  -  Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 59,841 vehicle sales for June 2018, a 15 percent increase over June 2017, and the best June in the history of the company. On the back of a best-ever sales performance in 2017, the automaker sold a record 322,860 vehicles in the first half of 2018, up 6 percent over the same period last year.

June marked the 52nd consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company, as well as the 500,000th sale of Crosstrek since the rugged hatchback went on sale in 2013. Crosstrek and Outback sales were notably strong as each model achieved its best June ever. Crosstrek sales for June 2018 increased 84 percent over the same month in 2017, while Outback posted a 15 percent increase. In addition, 1,897 of the first all-new 3-row Ascent SUVs were delivered in June.

“A heartfelt thank you to all of our customers who have placed their trust and confidence in Subaru for their vehicle needs and kudos to our retailers for delivering our brand’s “Love Promise” to our customers,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO of Subaru of America, Inc. “With the addition of the all-new 3-row SUV Ascent to our line-up, our franchise is poised for our 10th consecutive year of sales records.”

“We kicked-off the summer selling season with the best June of all time which extends our sales streak to 79-consecutive months of sales gains,” said Jeff Walters, Senior Vice President of Sales. “Initial sales of our all-new Ascent SUV are strong and we expect further sales growth from this vehicle over the next few months as inventory continues to build.”

Carline

Jun-18

Jun-17

% Chg

Jun-18

Jun-17

% Chg

 

MTD

MTD

MTD

YTD

YTD

YTD

Forester

13,964

15,440

-9.6%

79,277

87,957

-9.9%

Impreza

7,684

7,858

-2.2%

37,814

43,026

-12.1%

WRX/STI

2,325

2,655

-12.4%

15,038

16,185

-7.1%

Ascent

1,897

0

0.00%

1,897

0

0.00%

Legacy

3,224

3,834

-15.9%

21,415

25,564

-16.2%

Outback

16,071

14,019

14.6%

90,978

86,253

5.5%

BRZ

316

429

-26.3%

1,966

2,297

-14.4%

Crosstrek

14,360

7,822

83.6%

74,475

43,528

71.1%

TOTAL

59,841

52,057

15.0%

322,860

304,810

5.9%



Also in June, Subaru and its retailers partnered with local chapters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for Subaru Loves to Care, the health-focused initiative of the Subaru Love Promise philanthropic platform. Since 2015, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with LLS to donate over 105,000 blankets and 12,465 arts and crafts kits to those fighting cancer at hospitals and cancer treatment centers across the country.

  About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers 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. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.

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