Subaru reached an all-time monthly sales record of 4825 vehicles in March, up 20.6%, according to official VFACTS figures revealed 05/04/2016.
Subaru achieved first quarter sales record of 11,768 was up 13.9%.
The tough performance also gave the brand a record 4.6 per cent monthly market share and 4.1% year-to-date (YTD).
Leading the charge was All-Wheel Drive Forester with sales of 1574, up 34.9% for the month and 40.4 per cent year-to-date YTD.
Other stars in the Subaru SUV stable were Outback, with 1150 sales and XV, with 802 – up 32.3% for the month.
Also sales of 650 Imprezas were remarable, up an massive 240.3% for the month and 36.8% YTD.
Regional VFACTS highlights included – for the first time – being top seller in each of the SUV sales categories in Tasmania, with XV, Forester and Outback.
“The recent introductions of our Model Year 2016 Liberty, Outback and Forester have driven this strong first quarter result.
“Customers have embraced our award-winning EyeSight® crash avoidance technology and now we also have Vision Assist being rolled-out on more models. Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior, gave the message.
More he adds that “This result has propelled Australia to be the second biggest export market for Fuji Heavy Industries after the U.S.A.
“Our market share at the end of quarter one is the highest on record. We also think it is the strongest Subaru share in the world outside Japan.
“We won’t rest on our laurels – managing severe stock shortages is a big issue. I’m off to Japan this week to see if we can get more!”