On July 1, Subaru of America announced its sales results for June 2016. According to these results, overall sales increased for the 55th month in a row, climbing 5.1% from the previous year, to 46,598 units, the highest ever for the month of June.
Subaruâ€™s June sales were led by the Outback (the Legacy Outback, in Japan), which grew 23% yoy to 13,417 units, achieving its highest ever figures for June and a surplus for the fifth consecutive month. The Legacy sedan (the Legacy B4, in Japan) recorded its third straight surplus, rising 11% yoy to 5,023 units.
Meanwhile, sales of the Forester SUV fell for the first time in three months, declining 14.4% yoy to 12,029 units. However, this was the 35th month in a row that sales of the Forester topped the 10,000-unit mark.
Sales of the Crosstrek (the XV, in Japan), released in September 2012, grew 8.5% yoy to 7,658 units, resulting in a surplus for the third consecutive month and a record high for the month of June.
The WRX series, including the WRX STI, sold a total of 3,130 units. This was an increase of 44.5% from the year before and its first surplus in two months. On the other hand, the Impreza, excluding the WRX, suffered its first decline in two months, falling 1.4% yoy to 4,994 units.
In 2015, Subaru sold a record-high of 582,675 units (up 13.4% yoy) in the US, as it exceeded its results from the previous year for the seventh year in a row. For the first-half of 2016 (January to June), Subaru has recorded 279,458 units, a 2.6% increase year on year. Subaru of Americaâ€™s President & COO, Thomas J. Doll said, â€œWe expect sales of the Outback and Legacy to expand even more in the second half. We can look forward to setting a new sales record in 2016.â€