Porsche global sales up 25 percent in January image

Porsche AG delivered a total of 12,061 new vehicles worldwide in January 2013, accounting for an increase of 25.5 percent compared to January 2012.

“The new year started very well for us. We have an attractive model range, so we have reason to be optimistic for 2013. Still, we continue to observe all markets attentively so as to be able to react quickly,” said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.

Porsche did especially well in the United States last month, where 3,358 cars (+31.7 percent) were delivered to customers. In China, Porsche’s second largest market, the increase was even larger, of 38.1 percent, with 3,123 cars sold.

There were positive trends also in Europe, with the sports car manufacturer posting two-digit growth rates for January in Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy) as well as in Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden and Russia.

The Porsche model most in demand internationally in January 2013 was the Cayenne: 6,735 sporty SUVs were handed over to the brand’s customers all over the world. And in sync with the debut of “50 years of 911,” Porsche boosted deliveries of the sports car icon by over 50 percent, reaching 2,286 vehicles.