Subaru of America reported a 6.9 increase in U.S. sales to 55,703 vehicles for its best July ever, the company said Tuesday. The gains came as other automakers struggled.
Subaru's crossover-heavy lineup was once again led by the Outback, sales of which climbed 20 percent to 17,581.
"Given the extremely competitive market situation, we are pleased our sales growth continues to eclipse the previous July sales record set just last year," said Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America, in a statement.
The automaker also noted that July marked its 68th consecutive month-over-month sales growth.
The Impreza, which was redesigned for the 2017 model year, has hit its stride this summer. Sales of the compact sedan and hatchback totaled 7,777, up 50 percent. Forester sales rose 2.9 percent to 15,283.
"With several 2018 models -- including the all-new Crosstrek and refreshed Legacy, Outback, WRX and STI -- now arriving at retailer show rooms, we expect excellent results over the final five months of the year to set our ninth consecutive sales record," said Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales, in the statement.
Sales of three of those nameplates fell in July. Legacy sales dropped 27 percent to 3,785, Crosstrek sales slid 6 percent to 7,972, and combined WRX and STI sales fell 11 percent to 2,933.