Subaru of America, Inc. on Wednesday reported that its US auto sales went up 22 percent in November 2010, led by strong growth across major models.

The carmaker sold 20,792 vehicles in November as against 16,988 vehicles during the same period year ago, the carmaker said in a statement.

The company's previous full-year record of 216,652, set in 2009 was eclipsed by November 3 with sales of 237,126 already posted.  The brand is now up 23 percent year-to-date and already 10 percent ahead of the 2009 full year with December sales still to come, the statement said.

Sales of Subaru's Impreza rose 33 percent. Sales of the Forester, Outback and Legacy also posted double-digit gains last month from a year earlier. Sales of its mid-size SUV, the Tribeca, rose just 2 percent.

We have a formula that works, said Timothy M. Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc.

Our vehicles are right-sized, come with all-wheel drive standard, and are known for safety, reliability, fuel economy and spirited driving. Add into that mix excellent value for money and it's clear why we are seeing sustained demand for our brand.