On August 3, Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries) announced its results of global sales for the first quarter (April to June) of 2016. According to these results, global sales increased 8.9% from the previous year, to 245,000 units, a record high for the first quarter.
The top-selling market was North America with 170,000 units as it recorded a double-digit increase of 10.5% year on year. In the US, popularity of the Outback (the Legacy Outback, in Japan), Forester and XV Crosstrek led to a rise in sales.
As for the Japanese market, Subaru recorded an 11.3% increase yoy to 31,000 units. Registrations contributed 25,000 units, a substantial growth of 23.4% yoy led by the Forester and Impreza. Meanwhile, mini cars accounted for 7,000 units, an 18.3% decline from the previous year.
Subaru sales in China fell 5.7% yoy to the 10,000-unit mark, while sales in Europe achieved a solid 6.3% increase to 11,000 units.
In fiscal 2015, Subaruâ€™s global sales were 958,000 units, a 5.2% rise yoy.