Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is still performing well on the North American market. In a very difficult market environment, deliveries to customers in the USA and Canada in January 2008, at 2,718 vehicles, lay twelve per cent below the previous year’s figure. From the coming month onwards, the launch of the Cayenne GTS, with its distinct sporting flair, will be bringing new impulses into sales.
In the month under review, the Cayenne finished the course with 1,083 deliveries in North America. Compared to the previous year’s January figures this represents a decrease of 26 per cent – a decrease due entirely to Porsche’s clear-sighted supply policy. In view of the lack of consumer confidence caused by the mortgage crisis, fewer vehicles were supplied to North America and more to the growth markets of China, Russia and the Middle East.
In this situation, it is particularly pleasing that the Boxster series found great favor with customers in the USA and Canada: 779 vehicles were sold in January; of these, 550 unit sales were attributable to the Cayman and the Cayman S. Thus this series shows an overall growth of 13 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year. January deliveries of the 911 totalled 856, representing ten per cent less than the year before.
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