One Million Subaru Foresters Sold In Last 6 Years, How Many Are Still On the Road
Subaru of America announced they just sold the 2 millionth Forester compact SUV in the U.S., a new Ice Silver Metallic 2019 Forester to a man named Brian Gerber from New York. But the big story of the day is that Subaru has sold the second million of these Foresters in the last six years and they claim 970,000 of them are still on the road.
Subaru says that 97 percent of all Forester models sold in the last 10 years are still being driven today. A separate report from Forbes says the Forester is one of the 5 most reliable cars and most likely to run for more than 250,000 miles.
2019 Subaru Forester
Forester sales have taken off and Subaru of America (SOA) has sold approximately 1.6 million Foresters in the last 10 years. The Camden, N.J. automaker says roughly 1.5 million are still on the road. Subaru uses numbers based on IHS Markit U.S. vehicles in operation vs. total new registrations in the Non-Luxury Compact CUV segment for MY2009–2018 ending in December 2018. A man from Europe claims to have racked up one million kilometers with no breakdowns on his first-generation Forester.
1 million Km Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester is made in Japan and the first one arrived on U.S. shores in 1997. The first-generation Forester was smaller than Outback and offered customers a smaller all-wheel-drive model. It took off and is the number one selling vehicle for the brand around the globe. Subaru of America marketed the new model with the advertising tagline, "Sport Utility Tough, Car Easy.” Subaru needs a new slogan, marketing Forester as its most reliable SUV.
From the first generation model through the fourth-generation, Forester has seen impressive growth of 286 percent. Now in its fifth-generation, the 2019 Subaru Forester went on sale last fall and SOA has sold 142,335 of the compact SUVs in the U.S. market alone. Forester seems to be one of the most reliable all-wheel-drive vehicles in the Subaru stable.
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