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Grip : GRIP September 2012
PARTS & ACCESSORIES GRIP Damian Robinson Category Manager - Repair & Service Parts SPRING has certainly arrived and at the Subaru Aftersales team, we think the interior ventilation filter incentive is a great way to celebrate. With Subaru recommending the interior ventilation filter be changed every 15,000km, or at least once a year, changing it keeps pollen, dust, dirt and other airborne particles effectively out of the vehicle cabin, and it also increases parts and labour revenue for your service department. This year, we have two Incentive categories - highest sales and highest WEST Australian, Rob Herridge, and Subaru Australia Senior Engineering and Technical Supervisor, Sam Hill, have taken their Subaru Genuine Parts-sponsored Forester XT into second place outright in the 2012 Australasian Safari, which finished in Geraldton on Sunday after eight days of gruelling competition. The combination of driver, co-driver and car exceeded all pre-event expectations on the 3500 kilometre off- road course on beaches, through sand dunes, over creeks, rocky riverbeds, claypans and cattle stations. After winning the production class on debut in the Forester last year, a title defence was the goal. However, both men and the Maximum Motorsport- prepared Forester upstaged their more credentialled rivals and their traditional 4WDs to finish one hour and 27 minutes behind John Hedericks in his Holden Colorado, and one hour 39 minutes clear of Safari veteran, Reg Owens, driving a Nissan Patrol. Herridge, who won the Australian Rally Championship driving a Subaru Liberty back in 1991 and 1992, was in sixth place after the opening day, gained a further two placings on the next leg, and by the end of the third day was up into second place. The Forester performed brilliantly over the final five days to hold off all challengers. Crossing the finish line, Herridge was percentage growth over the same period (September – December 2012) - for A, B and C category retailers. With over $10,000 in Visa debit cards on offer, each retail service manager has the opportunity to increase revenue and share in the prize pool to distribute among their service team. There are also additional specials on selected ventilation filters for the incentive period. Please refer to bulletin SM0142 located on Subaru Central for more information and incentive criteria terms and conditions. 2012 FILTER INCENTIVE FORESTER SECOND IN SAFARI clearly delighted. “I’m feeling pumped,” Herridge said. “We’ve been trying not to celebrate for three days because it’s not over ‘til it’s over. “It went well beyond our expectations. Not only did we win a few stages, we came second outright. It’s a testament to Subaru cars. We’re rapt.” Subaru Managing Director, Nick Senior, congratulated the pair on their achievement. “No-one would have put money on a Forester beating home the traditional four- wheel drives across the rugged West Australian terrain, but in the end Rob and Sam brought the car home in front of all but one of them. “This is a production class car, serviced by genuine Subaru parts. “Once gain the Forester has proven its versatility and its ability. “The second outright and class win is a true testament to the car’s ability, the skill of the driver and the co- driver, and of course, the hard work by the service crew in keeping it out there every day for eight days,” Senior said. INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE PARTS & ACCESSORIES AFTERSALES MARKETING SAFETY WHO’S WHO AT SUBARU ALLIANCES AMBASSADORS TRENDS DEALER STATS SPORT
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