Record sales continue thanks to the Outback. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug, 2, 2016 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i - $26,520 to start incl. the $875 D&H fee provides owners with a 25/32 mpg city/highway rating. According to TrueCar, the base Outback can be picked up for between $1,750 and $1k off from the East to West Coasts. This is the smallest discount on a mainstream vehicle I have seen today revealing how tight supplies are currently. Subaru July 2016 Sales Overview Subaru reported it sold a record 52,093 vehicles in July, up 3.1 percent over the 50,517 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 331,551 is up 2.7 percent over the 322,935 sold through the same period of 2015. It was the 56 consecutive months of month-over-month growth with July bring the 29th consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company. Subaru July 2016 Sales Highlights Two models have achieved 29 and 36 consecutive months of more than 10,000 sold. That would be the Outback and Forester respectively. Regarding the Outback, it was picked up by 14,704 new owners in July, up 35.4 percent over the 10,863 sold during July of 2015. YTD sales of 92,090 is up 12.1 percent over the 82,180 sold through the same period of 2015. Market Share Detail In July, GM and Ford market share were both down a significant 0.5 percent. Honda on the other hand experienced an uptick of 0.4 percent while Hyundai and Kia share were up both 0.2 percent. On a volume basis, July of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.52 million vehicles was up 0.6 percent over July of 2015s 1.51 million vehicles result. 2016 YTD sales of 10.11 million is up 1.0 percent above the 10.01 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. July 2016 Sales vs. July 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM July 2016 Sales Down 1.9% with 267,258 Vehicles Sold Ford July 2016 Sales Down 2.8% with 216,479 Vehicles Sold Toyota July 2016 Sales Down 1.4% with 214,233 Vehicles Sold FCA July 2016 Sales Up 1.3% with 180,727 Vehicles Sold Honda July 2016 Sales Up 4.4% with 152,799 Vehicles Sold Nissan July 2016 Sales Up 1.2% with 132,475 Vehicles Sold Hyundai July 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 75,003 Vehicles Sold Kia July 2016 Sales Up 6.5% with 59,969 Vehicles Sold Subaru July 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 52,093 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz July 2016 Sales Up 7.2% with 32,288 Vehicles Sold BMW July 2016 Sales Down 5.0% with 30,551 Vehicles Sold VW July 2016 Sales Down 8.1% with 28,758 Vehicles Sold Mazda July 2016 Sales Up 2.8% with 27,915 Vehicles Sold Audi July 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 18,364 Vehicles Sold In June, Toyota moved within 2,246 vehicles of overtaking Ford for the 2nd position, Honda overtook Nissan for the 5th spot, Mercedes-Benz overtook BMW for the 10 position, and VW moved ahead of Mazda to occupy the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in July was 17.9 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.3 million vehicles.