Porsche continues to create furor with the new Cayenne in North AmericaSales figures up again – sports cars also in demand
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, remains on the fast track in North America. With 2,736 vehicles sold in August 2007, the manufacturer of premium sporty vehicles exceeded the previous-year figure of 2,554 units on its most important market by 7%. In the USA and Canada, the upturn is continuing, a trend which started with the launch of the new Cayenne in March this year. August saw the fourth consecutive month of rising sales figures, with the unit sales for May, June and July each being the highest for the respective month in the history of the company.
In the reporting month, the new Cayenne posted a year-on-year increase of 24% to 910 vehicles delivered in North America. But the Boxster-model series also met with a strong response, selling 946 vehicles in the USA and Canada over the same period, with the Cayman and Cayman S accounting for 609 of these. The model series thus posted a year-on-year increase of 14%. At 880 units in August, the 911 was 11% under the high level of the previous year, but for the 2007 calendar year the model series remains 5% up on the previous year.