Strong Demand for Porsche Sports Cars in North AmericaBest February in the History of the Company
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has again experienced significant sales growth in North America. In February 2005, a total of 2,360 vehicles were delivered to customers in the US and Canada; compared to 2,185 units in February 2004, this represents an increase of eight percent. Porsche has therefore achieved its best February sales figure for North America in the history of the Company.
While there was a 20 percent decline in deliveries of the Cayenne to 1,044 vehicles, sports cars turned in an excellent performance in Porsche's largest market. 732 of 911 vehicles were sold, a year-on-year increase of 20 percent. This figure does not yet include the new 911 Carrera Cabriolet, which will be launched on the North American market on March 12 to provide the 911 series with new momentum. 20 units of the high performance Carrera GT sports car were supplied to customers in February (February 2004: three units).
Finally, the Boxster also recorded strong growth: deliveries increased by 107 percent to 564 vehicles. In particular, the new generation Boxster, which was only launched in North America in mid-January, was very much in demand.