Porsche sees May sales up 67pc
Dubai, June 19, 2011
German sports car manufacturer Porsche AG has registered a 67.5 per cent growth in its global sales which soared to 11,679 units compared to the previous month.
Announcing the record sales, Bernhard Maier, executive VP (Sales & Marketing), said Porsche AG sees this development as a clear signal.
'With these very good results in May, we have now achieved the best monthly results for new orders and deliveries for the twelfth consecutive time,' he stated.
Looking back over the first five months of fiscal year 2011 a total of 49,982 vehicles were sold, constituting an increase of 38.4 per cent over the previous year, he noted.
During the period from January to May 25, the demand for the Cayenne was particularly high with SUVs delivered to customers. This is more than double compared to the previous year, he added.
Maier said the current sales in all regions and of all model lines exceed Porsche's expectations. 'This speaks for a highly motivated global sales organization, which, with the implementation of various measures for process optimization in recent months, combined with our emotional products, is enjoying success on a broad basis.'
All Porsche markets world-wide were able to achieve growth in May. 'Particularly Chinese customers responded strongly: compared to the same month last year sales tripled to 2,380 units,' he noted.
In North America (US and Canada) Porsche reported an increase of 51.3 per cent in May with the delivery of 3,126 vehicles. Europe also followed the positive trend, turning over 4,054 units (over 29.5 per cent).
In its home, Germany, the sports car manufacturer sold 1,545 vehicles, a growth of 23.3 per cent compared to the same month last year.
Accoring to him, the Cayenne was the top seller in May with 5,886 vehicles, registering a three-fold increase.
The Panamera model line performed well selling 2,301 times commanding a significant share in the success rate, he added.
Porsche sports car models easily surpassed the previous year's level: 911 vehicles were delivered 2,101 times (over 3.1 per cent), while mid-engine models (Boxster and Cayman) turned over 1,391 units (over 2.1 per cent), said the Porsche sale chief.
Of these, 835 vehicles were Boxster, and 556 units Cayman, Maier added.-TradeArabia News Service