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SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.

-- 30 consecutive months with year-over-year growth

-- Best month ever for Forester, WRX/STI

-- Best May ever for Outback

-- Third consecutive month that Subaru brand sales exceed 40,000 sales

-- Forester now marks ten consecutive months of more than 10,000 sales

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 44,170 vehicle sales for May 2014, a 11 percent increase over May 2013 sales of 39,892 and the best-ever May sales month in company history. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 196,641 - a 19 percent increase over the same period in 2013. The company has now seen 30 consecutive months of year-over-year growth and is already on its way to its sixth successive annual sales record.

Year-to-date, the Forester model increased sales 51 percent over the same period in 2013. Sales of the small crossover, XV Crosstrek were also notably strong with 28,331 vehicles reported sold year-to-date.

Carline

May-14

May-13

% Chg

May-14

May-13

% Chg


MTD

MTD

MTD

YTD

YTD

YTD

Forester

14,146

10,068

40.50%

61,083

40,578

50.53%

Outback

11,641

12,270

-5.13%

51,230

49,101

4.34%

XV Crosstrek**

5,778

5,295

9.12%

28,331

20,438

38.62%

Impreza

5,659

5,219

8.43%

25,822

24,343

6.08%

Legacy

3,053

4,430

-31.08%

14,723

19,045

-22.69%

WRX/STI

2,957

1,829

61.67%

11,170

7,856

42.18%

BRZ

852

679

25.48%

3,738

3,279

14.00%

TOTAL*

44,170

39,892

10.72%

196,641

165,362

18.92%

* Includes 84 Tribeca sales for the month and 544 YTD. ** includes Hybrid sales of 1,003.

"With very positive press reaction to the all-new Legacy and Outback models we expect even stronger demand as we enter the summer months, and we remain on track for another record year." said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc.   

"We are having another great year," said H. William Cyphers, senior vice president of sales. "Every model line is in demand, and our challenge is to keep supply levels high enough to keep the customers coming in our showrooms satisfied."

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.

Michael McHale
Subaru of America, Inc.
856-488-3326
mmchale@subaru.com

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