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Porsche, the maker of the iconic 911 sports car announced April 2012 sales of 3,437 vehicles, up 4.0 percent compared to last April.

For the year, Porsche sold 10,596 cars in the U.S., which is a four percent increase over last year’s sales of 10,179.

In March, the German automaker sold 13 per cent more vehicles in March as consumers, energised by an improving job market, replaced old vehicles and took advantage of cheap financing. The US and China are Porsche’s two biggest sales markets.

Indeed China has been posting stronger rates of delivery growth for several years, though the US may remain the sports car maker’s biggest market in 2012, due to greater demand for new generations of the iconic 911 and mid-engine Boxster roadster, sales chief Bernhard Maier told Reuters at the Beijing auto show.

Volkswagen is trying to complete a merger with Porsche but integrating the sports car maker has been held up by legal issues. Share options held as part of the deal have meanwhile continued to affect the companies finances as their value is restated.

Model

March 2012

Current Year

Prior Year

ALL BOXSTER/CAYMAN

103

352

ALL 911

1090

645

ALL CAYENNE

1376

1578

ALL PANAMERA

868

597

GRAND TOTALS

3437

3172