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Subaru Sales up 18.4% in March

April 3rd, 2009
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Subaru sales of 3415 vehicles in March were up 18.4 per cent over the same month last year, according to official VFACTS figures released today.

Subaru’s market share for the month was 4.5 per cent, compared to 3.2 per cent last March.

Year-to-date, Subaru’s market share is 4.4 per cent, against 3.9 per cent this time last year.

Sales of 1323 Foresters increased 84.8 per cent over last March, giving it a 19.5 per cent share of the Compact SUV category. While sales in the segment are down 18.4 per cent year-to-date, Forester is up 29.9 per cent.

Forester has retained its place as Australia’s best seller across all SUV categories year-to-date, retailing 3523.

Sales of 1053 Imprezas represented 6.2 per cent of the small car market.

Liberty sales of 559 represented an 11.9 per cent market share, compared to 9.6 per cent last March.

Subaru’s result was rounded out by sales of 306 Outbacks and 174 Tribecas, the latter up 4.2 per cent on March last year, in a segment down 24.5 per cent.

Regional highlights for Subaru included a 9.2 per cent market share in Tasmania, 7.2 per cent in the ACT and 5.8 per cent in NSW.


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