Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) reported 43,175 vehicle sales for June 2022, a 0.7 percent increase compared with June 2021 (42,877). The automaker also reported year-to-date sales of 263,795, a 17.9 percent decrease compared with the same period in 2021. Subaru continues to face inventory challenges as the result of microchip and supply chain issues affecting automakers across the globe.
“As we close the first half of 2022, we need to thank our retailers for their industry leading sales efficiency,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO of Subaru of America, Inc. “We are looking forward to the second half of 2022 and are confident our retailers will continue providing an industry leading experience to our customers.”
In June, Outback was a top performer by volume with 13,135 sales. Crosstrek sales for June 2022 increased 66.4 percent, while Impreza saw a 28.2 percent increase compared to June 2021. For the first half of the year, the BRZ sports car posted a 130.7 percent increase, while both Crosstrek and Ascent carlines posted an increase of nine percent compared to Q2 2021.
“Our priority for the second half of the year is to continue navigating supply chain challenges to best meet the strong demand for Subaru vehicles,” said Jeff Walters, Senior Vice President of Sales. “As the summer travel season is in full swing, we continue to see a desire for our adventure-friendly vehicles including the Outback, Ascent and Forester.”