June Auto Sales: Subaru Remains on Record-setting Pace
Customers Snap up More than 800 Subaru BRZ Sports Cars
With the all-new Subaru BRZ sports coupe recently joining the redesigned Subaru Impreza at dealerships, the country’s only all-all-wheel-drive automaker sold 27,702 vehicles last month, up 39.95 percent beyond its total from June 2011. It was the seventh straight month of year-over-year sales gains, but that’s not really the big news. Subaru’s rather large sales jump is certainly impressive—the company posted the second-highest growth rate in the industry in June, trailing only Toyota—but it does owe something to the fact that the automaker had lower-than-expected sales last summer as a result of the natural disasters in Japan. Much more noteworthy: Subaru is currently riding a streak of seven straight record-breaking sales months, with Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO of Subaru of America, saying: "Our brand is poised for a record-breaking summer and another record-breaking year."