On March 1, Subaru of America announced its sales results for February 2016. According to the figures, the total sales volume increased 1.6% from the previous year to 42,011 units. This is a record high for the month of February and a surplus for the 51st month in a row.
The top-selling model was the Forester, which was remodeled in spring 2013. Sales of the Forester grew 6.8% yoy to 12,239 units, resulting in the highest sales ever for February and a surplus for the third consecutive month. This was also the 31st straight month that its monthly sales have exceeded 10,000 units.
Meanwhile, Subaruâ€™s other leading model, the Outback (the Legacy Outback, in Japan) recorded 11,952 units, as this was a record high for February as well. For the Outback, this was a 2.8% increase yoy and its first surplus in two months. Sales of the Legacy (the Legacy B4, in Japan) sedan grew 2.6% yoy to 4,454 units for a third consecutive surplus.
Sales of the Crosstrek (the XV, in Japan), which was released in September 2012, dropped 4.3% yoy to 6,129 units for a second straight deficit.
Moreover, the WRX series including the WRX STI recorded 2,380 units. This was a 0.9% increase yoy and its first surplus in two months. Sales of the Impreza, excluding the WRX, fell 8.2% yoy to 4,432 units as it fell below its results from the previous year for the second month in a row.
Subaruâ€™s annual sales grew 13.4% yoy to a record-high 582,675 units in 2015, resulting in a surplus for the seventh consecutive year. Subaru of Americaâ€™s President and COO Thomas J. Doll said, â€œSubaru vehicles continue to be recognized by the press and public alike for their reliability, value and safety ratings.â€