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Old 08-03-2019, 06:37 PM   #1
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CAMDEN, N.J., Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

Best-ever July sales – monthly sales increase 7.9 percent over July 2018
92 consecutive months of yearly, month-over-month growth
Best July ever for Outback and Ascent
65 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold
6 consecutive years of more than 10,000 Foresters sold monthly

Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 64,106 vehicle sales for July 2019, a 7.9 percent increase compared with July 2018. July also marked the second-best sales month in the history of the company behind the current record set in December 2018 (64,541). Year to date, Subaru also sold a record 403,631 vehicles, up 5.6 percent compared with the same period last year.

July marked the 65th consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the automaker. Outback and Ascent sales were notably strong as each model achieved its best July ever. Outback posted a 14.4 percent increase, while Ascent posted a 59 percent increase compared to July 2018. Forester posted an increase of 7.1 percent and Legacy posted a 24.5 percent increase compared with the same month a year ago.

"July saw our franchise achieve a record 92nd month of consecutive sales increases and marked a milestone for our iconic Forester SUV, which celebrated its two-millionth sale," said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. "We're thrilled with the continued excitement around our new vehicles, as well as our longtime favorites, and look forward to continuing to deliver safe, reliable and capable products to our loyal customer base."

"We're thrilled that July was a success and the second-best month ever in the history of Subaru of America," said Jeff Walters, Senior Vice President of Sales. "Thanks to our retailer network, the Ascent, Outback, and Forester continue to maintain strong sales results in a highly competitive marketplace."

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Old 08-03-2019, 06:49 PM   #2
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It took the Ascent 1 year of full production to outsell the entire 9 year miserable run of B9 Tribeca/Tribeca. RIP Becky.

B9 Tribeca/Tribeca: 77,051
Ascent: 83,615
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Daaaaaaamnnnn at those Ascent sales... Wooo hooo. WRX/STI still going really, really strong. I cannot wait for the new STi.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:44 PM   #4
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I am now interested to see how low BRZ sales can get before we see/get the next one.


Ascent sales should tell Subaru something. Previously if they tried something and it failed; they tossed it aside and gave no further thought. They tried to do that with the Tribeca. Say thank you to the dealers for pressing them at EVERY meeting about a replacement. So, they went in with a list of things to fix.....fixed every single one of them and look at the rewards..... Now, maybe they will think about a Baja replacement and a resurrection of the SVX type car. Would really love a modern Justy; but, I can be realistic.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:29 PM   #5
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I am now interested to see how low BRZ sales can get before we see/get the next one.


Ascent sales should tell Subaru something. Previously if they tried something and it failed; they tossed it aside and gave no further thought. They tried to do that with the Tribeca. Say thank you to the dealers for pressing them at EVERY meeting about a replacement. So, they went in with a list of things to fix.....fixed every single one of them and look at the rewards..... Now, maybe they will think about a Baja replacement and a resurrection of the SVX type car. Would really love a modern Justy; but, I can be realistic.
Baja revisited as a Ridgeline type of vehicle could work. SVX segment is dead, Justy segment is dead.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:07 PM   #6
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I'd like to see who the 167 people who bought a BRZ are. I honestly can't imagine buying one brand new in 2019. The fact that they sold that many is astounding by itself.
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High school graduates.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:04 PM   #8
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High school graduates.
Correction, parents buying it for their high school graduates
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:01 PM   #9
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Say thank you to the dealers for pressing them at EVERY meeting about a replacement.
why? i could really care less about that segment. say thank you to the dealers for pressing CVT all the things

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WRX/STI still going really, really strong.
it is?
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:42 PM   #10
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why? i could really care less about that segment. say thank you to the dealers for pressing CVT all the things
I seriously doubt the dealers care about that more than that's how Subaru got their MPG increase, being one facet of why sales have done what they've done. Ascent is probably their biggest hit out of the box. Ever.
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why? i could really care less about that segment. say thank you to the dealers for pressing CVT all the things





it is?


Perspective check: You are inconsequential. The segment is not.

Also, it’s “I couldn’t care less.”
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WRX/STI still going really, really strong.
Ive had my 2019 WRX for just over a year now..its still an awesome car coming from a 2012 WRX. Sure I miss the rumble/rawness, but the faster torque and handling, and lighter clutch, and Android Auto, and more comfortable seats, and push button start, and rear view camera, and front view camera, and really great gas mileage, and HK stereo, and 6 speed really make it a great car over my 2012. Its still on its roots of being practical.. I have 2 child seats in the back and the OEM roof rack makes transporting house project stuff, kayaks/bikes easy.

A next gen WRX could literally be the same car on the new platform with some extra HP and Id buy another.. esp if a hatch. Bonus points for raising suspension or making a proper WRX/STI trim for the crosstrek. and Bonus points for ventilated seats.
STI = another story of course...
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I am now interested to see how low BRZ sales can get before we see/get the next one.


Ascent sales should tell Subaru something. Previously if they tried something and it failed; they tossed it aside and gave no further thought. They tried to do that with the Tribeca. Say thank you to the dealers for pressing them at EVERY meeting about a replacement. So, they went in with a list of things to fix.....fixed every single one of them and look at the rewards..... Now, maybe they will think about a Baja replacement and a resurrection of the SVX type car. Would really love a modern Justy; but, I can be realistic.
Remake the Justy as an electric, like the Honda Urban EV concept.
Baja remake could be based off the Ascent.
SVX could be a stretched Legacy. I've been really enjoying my Kia Cadenza, which is basically a bigger Optima (with a bigger engine & luxury touches added), though the Stinger is a bit more like the B11S concept from a hundred years ago (er, almost 20).

If Kia can do it, Subaru can do it.
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Remake the Justy as an electric, like the Honda Urban EV concept.
Introducing the all-new 2021 Subaru Just-e.
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A Just-e truck/van with retro styling would be hard to pass up.
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Cool idea but it wouldn't be a "Justy".

I agree, though, that it's dead cause Subaru doesn't do their own non-boxer engines anymore, correct? I wasn't a Justy lover after 1994.
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People just don't really want sedans right now. CUVs and SUVs all day! Unless it's more entry-level than a base Impreza sedan, like a Yaris competitor? FB16DIT Justy that's more compact than the Impreza, maybe even as a 3-door hatch, but still can mount roof racks? Kinda hot. Definitely a commuter car that edges closer to European sensibilities.
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People just don't really want sedans right now. CUVs and SUVs all day! Unless it's more entry-level than a base Impreza sedan, like a Yaris competitor? FB16DIT Justy that's more compact than the Impreza, maybe even as a 3-door hatch, but still can mount roof racks? Kinda hot. Definitely a commuter car that edges closer to European sensibilities.
Could they get SGP that small...
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People just don't really want sedans right now. CUVs and SUVs all day! Unless it's more entry-level than a base Impreza sedan, like a Yaris competitor? FB16DIT Justy that's more compact than the Impreza, maybe even as a 3-door hatch, but still can mount roof racks? Kinda hot. Definitely a commuter car that edges closer to European sensibilities.
There was a rumor a few months back that Toyota asked Subaru to make a new MR-2/MR-S - I presume with a mid-ship boxer.

The concept looked really good!

Update:
https://www.grandtournation.com/cars...2-with-300bhp/





...but probably will be more like this:
https://www.motor1.com/news/266747/t...-return-rumor/


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Could they get SGP that small...
I'm not sure. I don't recall the size limitations of the SGP. I think I recall that it doesn't accommodate the BRZ. I don't understand the architecture enough to know why it couldn't be shrunk down. Part of my brain just thought that maybe something smaller than the Impreza wouldn't be as safe? But then if it's smaller, doesn't that mean it's more sturdy? Although, Subaru really likes their crumple zones, so I guess it makes sense that they don't wanna go too small. Gotta let these passengers live, yo.

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There was a rumor a few months back that Toyota asked Subaru to make a new MR-2/MR-S - I presume with a mid-ship boxer.

The concept looked really good!

Update:
https://www.grandtournation.com/cars...2-with-300bhp/


...but probably will be more like this:
https://www.motor1.com/news/266747/t...-return-rumor/
Mmmm yeah I'd forgotten about that. As I kind of realized above, part of the reason Subaru may not be crazy about making their halo car too small is because they might not be able to rate it as safely? However, the BRZ is pretty small and rated to be very safe, so I dunno. I assume a slightly bigger coupe that fits AWD and a turbo could be made as a very safe car. SGP might be the limiting factor.

I could easily see a mid-engine STI coupe. Especially if it incorporates the lost Prodrive P1 components.
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That concept has some potential!
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The last two years I've gone to Wicked Big Meet, I bug Subaru reps about a possible turbo Crosstrek. They tell me if sales slow down, the potential and possibility is there, but production is maxed out as it is, so it isn't a priority right now.

If I can't buy a 5-door WRX at least hit me with the option of a turbo'd Crosstrek.

If more and more safety tech is made standard equipment and prices keep going up, I'll just buy out my '18 Crosstrek 6spd. I'll accept more power if it means loosing the stick. But I do not want to deal with Eyesight.
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EyeSight is pretty legit though, and defeatable.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:33 AM   #24
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EyeSight wouldn't even be a thought for good drivers. Problem with EyeSight? Might want to look at your driving.



General statement to all with that kind of comment.




Don't like EyeSight for the cost you don't want? That's completely different.
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Don't like EyeSight for the cost you don't want? That's completely different.
Sorry, I should have clarified. This is what I take issue with.

I don't have a problem with Eyesight as a safety system. I think it's great.

What I don't think is great is when it's foisted on me as a consumer, and I have to pay more for my car because it comes with a host of fancy safety features that I don't want.

I know it's the future. Cars are marching towards autonomy. I get all that, and I respect the technology and the advancements that have been made.

I just hope, when my lease is up, that I'll be able to get into another Impreza, WRX (only if there's a five-door option) or Crosstrek that doesn't have Eyesight as standard.

I'm not getting my hopes up.
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