Porsche reported it exceeded the 200,000 mark of vehicles delivered for the first time, but still with a modest 2 percent increase in November sales.
Porsche AG has delivered 209,894 cars worldwide from January to November 2015. This corresponds to a 24 percent increase in comparison to the same period in 2014. Thus, for the first time in the history of the company, Porsche has handed over to customers more than 200,000 vehicles. As early as last year, the Stuttgart-based sports car maker had set a record with a total of 189,849 deliveries the world over. “With more than 200,000 Porsche models delivered, we have reached a milestone of our strategy 2018 well ahead of schedule”, underscores Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board – Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG.
In November, Porsche delivered a total of 18,110 new cars, with the Cayenne being the growth driver. 6,579 of SUV models were sold last month, meaning the delivery volumes rose 39 percent compared to the same period last year. The Cayenne has also been a best seller in the period of January to November 2015. 68,029 models – a 14 percent rise – were handed over to customers all over the world.
The strongest single market during the period of January to November was China, where Porsche delivered 54,302 cars there, corresponding to an increase of 34 percent. Right behind it was the United States, with a 9 percent increase to 47,819 vehicles sold. However, Porsche sales fell 5 percent in November in the US, mainly because Porsche has issued a stop-sale order for the 2014 through 2016 model year Cayenne Diesel, as the 3.0-litre TDI engine is also involved in the VW’s cheating scandal. The European market grew by 30 percent to 70,509 units sold.