Stuttgart. In October 2012, Porsche sold 11,688 vehicles, achieving growth of 24.1 percent over the same month last year. This year, the sports car manufacturer has delivered a total of 116,050 cars to customers - an increase of 15.6 percent compared to January to October 2011. In particular, the buyers of the new 911 Carrera 4 all-wheel drive models were delighted to enjoy the first trips in their Porsche at the start of autumn.
“Strong sales in the Americas and in Asia in October more than compensated for the purchasing reluctance in Europe,” Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, explains: “We have thus delivered nearly as many vehicles as in the entire previous year in a mere ten months. We are thus expecting strong year-end business.”
In October, the sports cars made by Porsche were in particularly high demand in the Middle Kingdom: 2,439 vehicles were delivered to customers in China – an increase of 57.8 percent compared to October 2011. In the Americas, the 911, Cayenne, Panamera, Boxster and Cayman were very popular, and sold 3,764 times (+42.6 %). In the U.S., Porsche handed over 3,211 vehicles to customers, amounting to an increase of 41.5 percent compared to the same month last year.
The best seller among the Porsche models continues to be the Cayenne: In October alone, the sports car manufacturer sold 6,897 SUVs, that is, 34.2 percent more than the same month last year. The 911-series also outperformed the previous year's figures: 1,522 new cars were sold - an increase of 30.8 percent. With 1,149 vehicles delivered, Boxster sales more than tripled compared to October 2011.
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