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Subaru sales went up 42 percent

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Subaru of America reported 39,235 vehicle sales for the month of June, a 42 percent increase over June 2012.

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Subaru also posted best-ever June sales for Forester and Outback models. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 204,597, 25 percent higher than the same period in 2012.

June Forester sales totaled 10,170, a 41 percent increase over June 2012 and best-ever June for the model. The 2014 Forester was recently named a 2013 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2014 Subaru Forester is also the highest-safety-rated small SUV by IIHS.

June was also a record month for Outback sales. Monthly sales for the popular Outback model totaled 12,210, 32 percent higher than June 2012.

"We are thrilled to close the first half of 2013 with such record numbers. Our products are being well-received and we are looking forward to adding Subaru’s first-ever hybrid vehicle to our product line-up later this year," said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America.

"Subaru sold more than 200,000 vehicles in six months, which is a record setting pace for our brand,” said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America.

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