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Subaru Canada Celebrates its 18th Consecutive Month of Growth

Posted by Subaru of Niagara

Jul 6, 2015 11:04:00 AM

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We've done it again, Subaru fans! Subaru Canada, Inc. announced last week that they've had their 18th consecutive month of growth, with record breaking sales in the month of June. 

Sales of Subarus in Canada are up 4,332 for June, which is an increase of 22.5 percent from June of 2014. Since the start of 2015, overall sales are up 15.4 percent from last year. Every region in Canada joined in on the celebrations for this milestone. The Atlantic region sales increased by almost 39 percent, the Quebecois region jumped up 15.5 percent, while Ontario and the Western regions grew by 35 percent and 13.4 percent resepectively.

Much of this success can be attributed to the Subaru Forester - Subaru's volume leader in June with a whoppinh 1,264 units sold. This marks an increase of 6.5 percent from May of this year. The Subaru Outback and Impreza also had strong showings, with 841 units and 805 sold units respectively. However, we have to mention that the Subaru Legacy, AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year, sold 312 units in June which resulted in a MASSIVE sales increase of 109 percent!

Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO ofSubaru Canada, Inc., had this to say about the company's 18th consecutive month of growth; "These results are changing the perception of Subaru in Canada. Subaru has earned such a loyal following by building confidence in our values of safety, performance, adventure and active lifestyles, and longevity. Our strong dealer network continues to listen to the customer and these traits will help us as we work towards setting a new all-time annual sales record this year."

Don't forget to come and visit us at Subaru of Niagara to take any one of these amazing vehicles out for a test drive. It will be easy to see why it seems like everyone is now stepping into a Subaru!

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Topics: subaru, Subaru of Niagara, Forester, 2015 legacy, subaru canada, awards, 2015 Forester

Release of 2016 Subaru WRX Announced

Posted by Subaru of Niagara

Jun 3, 2015 11:47:17 AM

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Subaru recently announced the release of it’s newest performance sedan, the 2016 WRX. The latest model boasts numerous technologies to enhance the driver experience with improved response, sharper handling and superior control.


Starting at $29,995, the WRX is available in three trim levels.  The entry level WRX offers an audio system with 6.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, STARLINK smartphone integration, updated steering wheel-integrated controls and a one-touch turn signal.


Stepping up to the WRX Sport Package adds door mirrors with LED-integrated turn signals and the Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection System (SRVD) that features Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Side mirrors feature LED indicators and an audible warning that alerts the driver of vehicles in their blind spot or when changing lanes.


The top level WRX Sport-tech Package ups the ante with new 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and upgraded suspension. An upgraded audio system features a 7-inch high-resolution capacitive touchscreen display with GPS navigation system, dual USB port/iPod control, auxiliary audio input, SMS text messaging capability and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a free 3-month trial subscription.


For superior sport performance, the all WRX models are powered by a 268-horsepower 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged (DIT) SUBARU BOXER engine, available in a six-speed manual transmission or a sport-tuned Sport Lineartronic automatic transmission featuring smooth shifting and an impressive 8-speed manual shift mode with sharp shifting response.


The 2016 WRX offers a variety of features for all-around safety.  Combining a light body, chassis rigidity and performance, full-time All-Wheel Drive, oversized brakes with high-performance ABS, and a highly advanced multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control system, gives the WRX the best hazard avoidance in its class.  


Like all Subaru models, the 2016 WRX uses the brand's proven ring-shaped reinforcement frame and features a full array of restraints and airbags including dual-stage deployment front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and side-curtain airbags for front and rear passengers.


With exceptional sport performance, cutting edge technology and comprehensive safety features, you’ll want to test drive a Subaru WRX today!

 

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Topics: subaru, Boxer Engine, WRX, EyeSight, subaru canada

EyeSight Technology Continues to Impress

Posted by Subaru of Niagara

Apr 16, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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We’ve talked about our Subaru EyeSight technology before, and we’re going to again right now. Australian researcher, Canstar Blue, has given Subaru an innovation excellence award for EyeSight.

This new-generation safety system is being recognized all over the world, and this is just the latest in awards and recognition for the Subaru-patented technology.

Stereo cameras mounted at the top of the windshield, capture real-time images of the road ahead. This is a great asset to the driver who, as you know, is prone to miss things on the road or cars breaking up ahead of them. These cameras help the car and driver react to these unfortunate situations and help prevent accidents and impact damage to your vehicle. Need we mention that it is also helping reduce insurance premiums?

Occupant safety has and will always be a top priority for Subaru, and since EyeSight technology was released in 2012, Subaru has taken home awards and high scores from the IIHS here in North America, and even scored a perfect 6-point rating in Front Crash Prevention (FCP) tests.

With driver distraction being one of the main causes for accidents on the road, Megan Doyle, Canstar Blue’s General Manager, said: “Subaru’s EyeSight could help prevent some of the needless collisions that occur on our roads every day. Subaru has created what is essentially an extra pair of eyes, alerting a driver to potential collisions and helping to mitigate the consequences of them. We applaud Subaru for its innovation and dedication to improving the safety of both road-users and pedestrians.”

If you want to see this technology in action for yourself, all you have to do is stop by Subaru of Niagara, and we will do the rest for you! We cant wait to see you!

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Topics: subaru, Safety, Safe Driving, Vehicle Safety, EyeSight

Subaru Shows Off Their Viziv Concept to Canada

Posted by Subaru of Niagara

Jan 23, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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Last week Subaru unveiled a future generation crossover called the Subaru VIZIV 2 Concept (VIZIV 2) at the 2015 Montreal International Auto Show.  

A testament to Subaru’s value “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” depicted in the Viziv Evolution Concept that was revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013, the Viziv 2 incorporates revised styling and innovative technology.  Viziv is a term inspired by the phrase “vision for innovation” representing Subaru’s vision of innovation and direction of the brand for the future.

A hybrid plug-in, the VIZIV 2 features a 1.6-litre Horizontally-Opposed direct injection turbo "DIT" engine, combined with a high-torque-compatible Lineartronic (CVT) with one front motor and two rear motors. It includes the new “Independent-rear-motor-driven symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)” offering impressive control based on road surfaces and conditions.  

The VIZIV 2 offers four doors, a change from the VIZIV’s previous two door model, a sporty cabin and can comfortably accommodate four adults.  The design brings together elements of “environmental friendliness and driving performance” or “design and utility”.  

On the exterior, the VIZIV 2 sports an hexagonal grille and large circular lights. The core hexagonal shape of the body is also seen in the rear. The combination lights and strong fenders fit in with the overall look of rigidity and density that is characteristic of this vehicle.  

Technology and innovation are reflected in the next-generation EyeSight system in the VIZIV 2 which uses stereo cameras to detect traffic conditions for a 360-degree sensing system.

Keep in mind that this is just a concept right now, and a way of Subaru showing its family the way it plans to head in the near future. There's no word when this concept becomes reality, but it is already gaining a ton of fans not only throughout the online world, with auto publication reviews as well.

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Topics: subaru, Subaru of Niagara, VIZIV, subaru canada, concept vehicles

A Record Breaking 2014!

Posted by Subaru of Niagara

Jan 8, 2015 4:56:07 PM

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We hope you all had a fantastic holidays, we sure did!

December marked the 12th consecutive month (that's right, a year) of record-breaking sales for Subaru Canada. Last December, Subaru Canada sold 2,704 vehicles which is an impressive number in itself. However this past December, the company sold 429 more vehicles for a whopping total of 3,133!

The success of the past month was spread almost evenly among Subaru's star-studded lineup, with the Outback, Impreza, Legacy, and the WRX-STI showing impressive numbers. The Subaru Outback also counted December as its best month ever, with sales up over 80% from last year. It's no wonder the Outback was AJAC's Best New SUV for under $35,000 and a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada released a statement saying "As I reflect on 2014, I am pleased to say that this has been a truly impressive year for our brand. Subaru has enjoyed back-to-back sales records over the past 12 months, culminating in the highest annual sales in company history. This could not have been achieved without the passion, commitment and hard work of our strong dealer network. We've also benefited from the recognition of industry-leading heavyweights for Subaru's award-winning safety, value, performance and overall fun behind the wheel."

The numbers are displayed below in a chart to show you the growth between last year and this year (Impressive if we say so ourselves).

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We are looking to make 2015 an even better year, so now is your chance to come into Subaru of Niagara and see why everyone seems to be turning to Subaru! Click below to get started!

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Topics: subaru, Subaru of Niagara, 2015 outback, sales, 2015 legacy, 2015 impreza

Another Set of Eyes on the Road

Posted by Subaru of Niagara

Dec 12, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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We all wish we could have another set of eyes sometimes, or even eyes in the back of our head. Well Subaru has thought that too, and that's why Subaru offers EyeSight on all of it's new makes and models. This driver-assisting technology is exclusive to Subaru, and it is a testament to Subaru's commitment to safety on the road. While no camera can prevent collisions or accidents completeley, EyeSight acts as a second set of eyes for you on the road, to assist when you may need it. 

EyeSight can assist with parking in tight spaces, or making lane changes in inclimate weather. It will also alert you when you are too close to an object or another car when trying to switch lanes.

For a more in-depth look at Subaru's exclusive EyeSight technology, take a look at their recently released video for it. Come into Subaru of Niagara to try out EyeSight for yourself, and see how you can make your ride a safer one!


 

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Survival of the Fittest

Posted by Subaru of Niagara

Nov 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM

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The thing that allows a species to survive is its ability to adapt, and the all-new 2015 Subaru Impreza has proven that it is capable of just that. There is a reason that the Subaru Impreza has been rated top safety picks by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for five consecutive years. The Impreza features a symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive system and a Subaru
2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine, this proved to help the vehicle handle better than expected when it was taken out for a test drive in the snow in the -12°C  temperatures of the Okanagan mountains, where the powerful AWD system showed off its superiority. The Impreza 2015 delivers 148 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 145 lbs.-ft. at 4,200 rpm, and for all of the manual fans out there, all versions of the Impreza offer it.

Keeping with the trend of safety, all 2015 Impreza models have a newly added backing up camera, 2015 WRX-style side view mirrors, front dual-stage airbags, driver knee airbag, front seat-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. Of course there are a lot of features that were kept the same from previous models, however, each model is a step up, integrating the best features of prior successful models, and finding new innovative ways to make them even better.

To find out more about the benefits of owning the new 2015 Subaru Impreza, stop by Subaru of Niagara, and book a test drive today.

Also don't forget that winter is here already! Keep your vehicle in tip-top shape by booking your winter check-up with us today!

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Topics: Winter Driving, subaru, impreza, 2015 impreza

10 in a Row! The Streak Continues!

Posted by Subaru of Niagara

Nov 13, 2014 4:30:00 PM

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It’s no shock that 2014 has been a phenomenal year for us thanks to you, our loyal customers. We have had 9 consecutive record breaking months in terms of total sales, and we are thrilled to announce that October makes 10!

We’ve tallied the results and the total units sold in October this year were 3,939! A 3.46% increase from our last record breaking month in September, and an increase of 10.3% over October of 2013. Record breaking results were seen from Subaru’s in every region across Canada, and of course the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback played no small part. For the third month in a row, the 2015 Outback had its highest month of sales ever. Sales of the Outback sky-rocketed to a whooping 1,049 units retailed, for an increase of a phenomenal 82.4%! The 2015 Subaru Legacy also had its shine in the spotlight with sales of 411 units! An all-time high for the proud sedan, for an 80.3% increase from last year.


SIGNIFICANT STATS ARE LISTED BELOW:

WRX STI sales increase of 21.7%

REGIONAL SALES INCREASES IN OCTOBER 2014

19.6% in the Atlantic region

13.9% in Quebec

11.7% in Ontario

1.1% in the Western region


"Subaru delivers class-leading safety, exciting performance and exceptional value to our ever-expanding customer base," said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "I'm certain Subaru's focus on providing driving confidence and peace of mind will bring even more Canadians into the Subaru family and bolster sales for the remainder of 2014, helping us close this year as our best one yet."

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Topics: subaru, Forester, 2015 outback, sales, 2015 legacy

Subaru Rally Team Canada Continues to be Impressed by the WRX STI

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Nov 4, 2014 4:00:00 PM

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After last month’s strong finish, the Suabru Rally Team Canada was looking for another successful race at the Rocky Mountain Rally, which took place last Friday and Saturday in Invermere, B.C.

The team of Martin Rowe and Nathalie Richard piloted their Subaru WRX STI for only the third time this season, and just like the previous two races, it continued to impress!  The pair of drivers led the team to wins in three stages throughout the rally with no vehicle issues whatsoever. At the end of Friday’s first day of racing, the team was only 40 seconds behind the leaders for the day.  

On Saturday, which was the second day of the rally, the team was able to secure wins in three of the final five stages, which put them a mere 30 seconds behind the leaders. However, a couple questionable penalties on the team added 30 more seconds to their time, which was still good enough for a second-place finish and only about a minute behind the eventual winners.

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI rally car is proving to be very reliable and resilient throughout anything the rallies throws at it and continues to get quicker with each race.  Along with the increased vehicle speed, the team is also becoming more comfortable with each other and the WRX STI, bringing positive vibes and general excitement to the entire team. It doesn’t look like a first-place finish is that far away at all.

Driver Martin Rowe was quick to praise the Subaru vehicle after the race by saying “it is only the third rally for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI and we're in a fantastic place – the car is reliable, fast and showing it's pace and potential. From a driver's point of view, the car is amazing - I'm having a fantastic time driving the car and it is now in a place where I can tell the car what to do. We have some stiff competition, but it's not long until we win a rally outright.”

The next rally for the team comes at the end of November in Bancroft, Ontario at the Rally of the Tall Pines. Look for a strong finish once again for the Subaru Rally Team Canada, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on their results!

You can get yourself into a Subaru WRX STI as well. Just come down to Subaru of Niagara and see exactly what Martin Rowe is talking about when he says it’s “reliable and fast”! You won’t be disappointed.

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Another Record Breaking Month!

Posted by Subaru of Niagara

Oct 21, 2014 2:30:00 PM

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As you know, Subaru Canada values our customers very highly, and as a result of that, we do everything we can to ensure that we deliver safe and efficient products with the best features, quality, and at the best pricing we can. Last month we were proud to announce that we had a record breaking month of August for Subaru Canada, but now, we are even more excited to announce that our hard work has paid off yet again!

On Oct, 1, 2014, The results had come in, and September sales managed to break the record that we had broken just last month! Subaru had a total of 3807 units sold in September, giving us a 15% increase in sales from last september, and a 3% increase from August 2014. The new Outback 2015 played a massive role in sales as usual, bringing in a record of 936 units sold! This truly makes September a record breaking month, as Outback sales went up 6% from last month and were the highest in Subaru history!

Including September, Subaru has had 9 consecutive months of milestones and records, and with things going as well as they are, (knock on wood), we are on the right path to making 2014 the best year in Subaru history!


Other significant stats are listed below:

WRX STI sales increase of 31.4%

XV Crosstrek sales increase of 17.3%


REGIONAL SALES INCREASES IN SEPTEMBER 2014

8% in the Atlantic region

11.3% in Quebec

23% in Ontario

11.7% in the Western region


Shiro Ohta, Chairman, President and CEO of Subaru Canada Inc., was pleased to say that, “September’s sales results are celebrated by Subaru Canada Inc., and Subaru has forged a reputation for creating vehicles that inspire an unmatched level of driving confidence. Moving forward, we will continue to provide our customers with a satisfying purchase and owner’s experience overall.

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