A strong month from two of Subaru's bread-and-butter products, the Outback and Forester crossovers, combined with higher incentives, led the automaker to a 7.7 percent sales increase in April.
Subaru sold 57,288 vehicles in April in the U.S., its second best sales month of 2019 behind March's tally of 61,601.
The automaker sold 16,381 Outbacks and 14,782 Foresters last month, which together accounted for over half of Subaru's sales. It was the best April for both models, Subaru noted.
Sales of the Ascent three-row crossover totaled 6,512 units for the month.
Outside of the Outback and Forester, demand for every other nameplate was down by at least 17 percent in April.
With the increase, Subaru's streak of year-over-year sales gains stands at 89 months.
Subaru's U.S. sales are up 5.5 percent through April, ahead of its goal of a 3 percent increase for 2019. Late last month, CEO Tom Doll told Automotive News that the automaker is not backing off that 3 percent prediction for the full year.
Notable nameplates: Outback, up 16%; Forester, up 8.1%; Crosstrek, down 24%; Impreza, down 17%; Legacy, down 29%; WRX/WRX STI, down 17%; BRZ, down 30%.
Incentives: $1,459 per vehicle, up 8.6% from a year earlier, ALG says.
Average transaction price: $29,305, up 5% from a year earlier, according to ALG.
Did you know? Subaru's increase of 7.7 % in April was the automaker's largest increase so far in 2019 and the highest since November 2018's gain of 9.8 %.