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August 2008 Sales: Subaru of America

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Subaru Reports Record Breaking Sales for August 2008

Sept 3rd /PRNewswire/

Link to Press Release

Subaru Forester hits an all-time sales record as does the Legacy Sedan -

while the Impreza bests its August sales record

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc.

today reported August sales of 18,932 total units -- a 14% increase over

the same month in 2007 of 16,573 units. The company posted total

year-to-date sales of 129,298 units, a 6% gain over YTD August 2007 of

122,165 units.

The Subaru Forester hit an all-time sales record of 6,763 units resulting

in an increase of over 73% from August 2007 sales as did the Subaru Legacy

Sedan at 2,402 units -- a 24% increase over the same period last year. The

Subaru Impreza posted its best August ever -- up an impressive 15% over the

same period last year.

"Subaru is enjoying record sales due to the strength of our product

line and the top-notch service provided by our dealerships," said Tim

Colbeck, vice president of sales for Subaru of America. "While the market

is down 11 percent for the month of August and 8 percent on a year-to-date

basis, we are growing with products that are not only fuel efficient, but

also leaders in durability, capability, and safety."

"Subaru is proud to provide a safer, superior driving experience for

its customers," said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president for Subaru of

America. "Equipped with unique symmetrical All-Wheel Drive technology and

the Subaru boxer engine, the Subaru product line, renowned for durability,

reliability, traction and "active safety," represents one of the highest

repurchase-loyalty ratings in the U.S. market," Doll added.

For a complete sales chart and additional information about Subaru of

America, Inc. and Subaru vehicles, visit our media website at


Model                       2008 August              % v 2007

      Total Impreza                 5,071                    +15%
      Total Legacy                  2,402                    +24%
      Total Outback                 3,834                    -15%
      (incl. Legacy Wagon)
      Total Forester                6,763                    +73%
      Total Tribeca                   862                    -53%

      Total                        18,932                    +14%

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