Porsche U.S. Sales up 15 Percent in 2011 image

Porsche Cars North America on Tuesday announced 2011 year-to-date sales of 29,023 vehicles, an increase of 15 percent over 2010 when it delivered 25,320 units in the United States.

2011 represents a very positive step forward for Porsche and demonstrates the brand’s continued strength in the United States market,” said Detlev von Platen, PCNA’s President and CEO.

“We are confident we will build on this momentum moving forward into the new year with the launch of the 7th generation 911, a new Boxster and several other new products.”

The German automaker sold 12,978 Cayenne SUV’s in U.S in 2011 compared to 8,343 in 2010 — a 56 percent increase.

With the all-new 911 Carrera and Carrera S due to go on sale in the United States February 4, 2012, sales of current models continue to be strong. Annual sales in 2011 were 6,016 compared to 5,735 in 2010, an increase of 5 percent.

The maker of the iconic 911 expects sales to grow by more than 6.5 percent this year, which would make 2012 a new record year for the brand, the company said in a statement.

According to Bernhard Maier, Porsche’s sales and marketing chief, 2011 was the best sales year in the company’s history, with interim figures showing Porsche’s 2011 global sales at more than 115,000 units, up from 97,000 in 2010.