Subaru of America's sales rose just 0.2 percent last month, by far the automaker's smallest monthly sales increase for the year, but still enough for a record October.
Subaru sold 55,531 vehicles in October with its four crossovers accounting for 82 percent of the month's sales.
Through October, Subaru has sold 580,860 vehicles in the U.S., an increase of 4 percent, keeping the automaker on pace to reach its sales target of 700,000 vehicles for the year.
In September, Subaru's streak of year-over-year sales gains was snapped at 93 months with a decline of 9.4 percent that month.
Notable nameplates: Outback, down 0.6%; Forester, down 0.4%; Crosstrek, up 9.8% Ascent, up 1.4%; Legacy, down 3%; Impreza, up 3.6%; WRX/WRX STI, down 38%; BRZ, down 56%
Incentives: $1,242 per vehicle, up 6.6% from a year earlier, ALG says
Average transaction price: $29,998, up 1.3% from a year earlier, according to ALG
Quote: "We are pleased to finish with a small increase in October given the competitive landscape," said Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales. "With just two months remaining in the year, we are moving toward our 700,000-vehicle sales goal for 2019."
Did you know? October marked the second month in a row that the Crosstrek subcompact crossover has outsold the Outback midsize crossover. The Impreza posted its first monthly increase of the year and the first increase since August 2018.