October U.S. Auto Sales: Porsche down 14 percent compared to October 2010 image

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. on Tuesday announced October 2011 sales of 2,270 vehicles – down 14 percent compared to the same period of 2010 (2,647 vehicles).

However, for the entire year, sales are up 23 percent compared to the same ten-month period last year. The maker of the iconic 911 has sold 24,934 cars in North America (20,337 vehicles last year).

“We’re very pleased with our year-to-date results,” said President and CEO, Detlev von Platen. “October’s sales numbers are expectedly down compared to last year, due to the fact that we are in the midst of a change-over with our all-new 911 model going on sale early next year.

In addition, we have very low inventories of our Boxster and Cayman models.”