7/1 June sales figures:
19,794 for the month. YTD Subaru is up 5%.
Inventory dropped in June due to steady sales but fewer deliveries as a result of the March earthquake. All models are impacted but especially Japan-built Impreza and Forester. While US-built Outback sales is up 21% and Legacy is up 15% for the month, Impreza is down 45% and Forester is down 28% because the cars just aren't available to buy. Tribeca is consistent just under 200 per month.
YTD through June, Subaru is still up 5% for the year which is impressive. If there had been no earthquake they would be having another huge giant year. Looking forward through July , inventory is expected to be much lower than usual but will hopefully start to increase after that. There will be pent-up demand as buyers wait for 2012s and an improved selection, especially of hard to find models.