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Subaru sets another U.S. volume milestone with 13% gain in 2015

December was Subaru's best-ever sales month, with volume of 56,274 vehicles, and the 22nd straight month it sold more than 40,000 light vehicles in the U.S.

Subaru of America set its seventh consecutive sales record last year, selling 582,675 vehicles -- an increase of 13 percent over the prior year.

Subaru could have sold even more cars and crossovers but was constrained by its limited production capacity, President Tom Doll said.

Subaru said December was its best-ever sales month, with deliveries of 56,274 vehicles, and the 22nd straight month it sold more than 40,000 light vehicles in the U.S.

Subaru said the Forester, Outback and Crosstrek crossovers set annual sales records. Sales of the WRX/STI performance cars rose 32 percent to a record 33,724 units.

The midsize Legacy sedan continued to make inroads, as sales rose 16 percent to 60,477 units last year.

“We only wish we had more inventory to give to our retailers who have done a fabulous job managing their stock,” Doll said.

Subaru of America started December with the fewest units on hand it has had any month last year, enough to last a mere 16 days at its November sales pace, according to the Automotive News Data Center.

You can reach Diana T. Kurylko at dkurylko@crain.com -- Follow Diana T. on Twitter: @dianakurylko

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