Despite industry sales slowing, the AWD brand continues to set sales records. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Oct. 3, 2016 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid (2013 Crosstrek XV shown) - $26,395 to start while offering owners a 34/30 mpg city/highway rating. Subaru stated they are discontinuing the sale of the Crosstrek Hybrid for the 2017 MY with another set to take its place in the near future. The Crosstrek Hybrid was the brand’s first-ever production hybrid vehicle but ultimately failed as a fuel saver vs the upcharge over the base Crosstrek. The Crosstrek is one sharp looking AWD CUV too. Jeff Walters, Exec VP of sales, Subaru of America: Subaru has previously announced that it will utilize its new Subaru Global Platform as the basis for its next generation hybrid vehicle. The new Global Platform is designed to incorporate PHEV and full electric vehicles. The new chassis architecture increases rigidity of the unitized body structure by over 70 percent and crash energy absorption improved by 40 percent. The new Subaru Global Platform, together with the Boxer engine, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and EyeSight, represent Subaru’s core technologies and constitute the basic foundation of the next generation of Subaru vehicles. 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Subaru September 2016 Sales Overview Subaru posted its best September in history with sales of 54,918 vehicles, up 3.5 percent over the 53,070 sold in September of 2015. YTD sales of 446,887 were up 4.2 percent over the 428,702 sold through the same period and same number of sales day in 2015. September marked the 31st consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales and 58th consecutive month of sales growth Subaru September 2016 Sales Highlights Outback achieved its 31st consecutive month of sales greater than 10,000 with 16,978 sold, up 12.2 percent over the 15,126 sold in September of 2015. YTD sales of 126,426 was up 16.6 percent over the 108,419 sold through the same period of 2015. Crosstrek sales of 8,261 vehicles represents an 11.4 percent increase over the 7,414 sold in September of 2015. YTD sales of 68,810 was up 3.1 percent over the 66,738 sold through the same period of 2015. September 2016 U.S. Automobile Market Share Detail In September, Ford’s U.S. market share was down a significant 0.9 percent. On a volume basis, September of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.43 million vehicles was down a slight 0.7 percent below September of 2015s 1.44 million vehicle sales result. 2016 YTD sales of 13.05 million is up 0.2 percent above the 13.02 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015 with the same number of selling days. U.S. September 2016 Sales vs. September 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM September 2016 Sales Down 0.6% with 249,795 Vehicles Sold Ford September 2016 Sales Down 7.7% with 204,447 Vehicles Sold Toyota September 2016 Sales Up 1.5% with 197,260 Vehicles Sold FCA September 2016 Sales Down 0.9% with 192,883 Vehicles Sold Honda September 2016 Sales Down 0.1% with 133,655 Vehicles Sold Nissan September 2016 Sales Up 4.9% with 127,797 Vehicles Sold Hyundai September 2016 Sales Up 4.1% with 66,610 Vehicles Sold Subaru September 2016 Sales Up 3.5% with 54,918 Vehicles Sold Kia September 2016 Sales Down 1.2% with 49,220 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz September 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 33,075 Vehicles Sold BMW September 2016 Sales Down 5.2% with 29,413 Vehicles Sold Mazda September 2016 Sales Down 2.8% with 24,889 Vehicles Sold VW September 2016 Sales Down 7.8% with 24,112 Vehicles Sold Audi September 2016 Sales Up 1.6% with 17,617 Vehicles Sold In September, Mazda moved ahead of VW to take the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in September was 17.8 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.