On January 12, Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) announced that it has achieved its highest ever results for retail sales in the 2015 calendar year (January to December) within Subaruâ€™s major markets of the US, Canada, and Australia.
In the US market, retail sales grew 13.4% from the previous year to 582,675 units, setting record-high numbers for the seventh year in a row as well as recording a surplus for the eighth consecutive year. Subaruâ€™s leading models paved the way toward a successful 2015 as the Forester sold 175,192 units (up 9.5%), the Outback sold 152,294 units (up 9.7%), the Legacy recorded 60,447 units (up 15.6%), and the Crosstrek achieved 88,927 units (up 25.3%).
In Canada, retail sales increased by 10.9% to 46,609 units, achieving record-high figures for the fourth straight year. Similar to the US, Subaruâ€™s leading models led the way as the Forester sold 12,706 units (up 3.3%), the Outback sold 9,992 units (up 15.0%), the Legacy recorded 3,258 units (up 11.4%), and the Crosstrek achieved 8,422 units (up 21.7%).
Record-high figures were also set in Australia for the fourth year in a row with retail sales increasing by 7.6% to 43,600 units. The Outback, which introduced a new model last January, and the Liberty made substantial improvements with 10,927 units (up 344.7%) and 4,097 units (up 298.9%) respectively with the Outback recording in excess of 10,000 units for the first time.