Posted Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:21pm

Subaru gains U.S. market share despite COVID-slammed sales

COVID-19 may have played a role in snapping Subaru of America’s 12- year streak of sales increases and 11-year streak of record deliveries last year, but a third streak remained intact.

Its U.S. market share grew — the ninth consecutive year of such progress — despite a 13 percent decline in its sales. The Japanese company inched up 0.1 percent in 2020 to a 4.2 percent market share, while the pandemic-stricken nation suffered a 14 percent plunge in volume.