Porsche, the maker of the iconic 911 Turbo said Monday global sales in April rose 7.2 percent on the year to 12,588 vehicles, fueled by the new-generation 911 model.
“With a new best performance for customer deliveries in April, we are on track for our (growth targets until) 2018,” Porsche sales chief Bernhard Maier said in a statement.
The company sold 4,682 vehicles in Europe (+13.1%), 2,338 vehicles in China (+0.9%) and 3,437 vehicles in US (+8.4%). In Germany Porsche sold 1,850 cars +22 percent.
The global success of the Porsche 911 Carrera continued in April 2012: the 3,123 rear-engine sports cars delivered to customers were 40.4 per cent more than the same month the previous year. More than one third of the total – 1,127 vehicles to be exact – was accounted for by the USA.
The Cayenne again took the top slot in the reporting month: 6,037 sporty SUVs were sold worldwide.
|PORSCHE AG Deliveries||April||January – April|
|2012||2011||Variance (%)||2012||2011||Variance (%)|
Porsche AG’s first quarter operating profit climbed 18% to EUR528 million, and the operating return on sales was nearly 18%.