CHICAGO – Upsizing vehicles for more room, rather than downsizing for higher mileage, is the biggest factor behind Subaru of America’s rapid sales rise, an official tells the Midwest Automotive Media Assn. here. Subaru has seen its annual sales in the U.S. jump from 170,000 units three years ago to 263,000 in 2010 and expects further gains for 2011. “The No.1 and No.2 reasons people give for rejecting a vehicle are styling and price, but the No.3 reason is size and that the vehicle is ...

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