According to production, domestic sales and import figures for September released by Fuji Heavy Industries for the Subaru brand, global production was up 12.7% at 95,067 units, setting a new record and representing the 2nd month of year-on-year growth.
Domestic production focusing on models like the Impreza and Forrester were up 2.2% at 64,572 units, marking the first growth in 2 months. Overseas production grew significantly at 44.0% at 30,495 units due to the start of production of Subaru models on the existing Camry production line. This makes September the 4th consecutive month of growth and also set a new record for September.
Domestic sales were down 3.2% at 14,513 units, marking the first month of decline in two months. Non-kei cars were down 2.3% at 11,145 units, marking also the first decline in 2 months. Models like the Legacy and Forrester were up but the Levorg was down. Sales of kei cars like the Stella and Pleo were down 6.0% at 3,368 units, marking the first decline in 3 months.
Exports were up 4.8% at 51,841 units. Sales of the Forrester grew in North America and Europe, setting a new record for September and making it the first month of growth in two months.
(Translated by Greg Scott)