Subaru Outback (North American model)

Subaru sales increase 5% to record-high 46,000 units for June in the US

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.

Subaru’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 America’s President & COO, Thomas J. Doll said, “We 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.”