Porsche sales rise in January

Sam Chadwick
8 Feb 2012

The new 991-gen Porsche 911 helped contribute to the company's healthy sales increase in January 2012

Porsche has boasted a five per cent increase in sales in January 2012 over the same month last year. The Stuttgart company saw worldwide sales rise from 9175 units to 9613 at a time when other manufacturers are suffering downturns.
 
The hotly anticipated release of the new 991-generation 911 Carrera and Carrera S is undoubtedly linked with the prosperity, Porsche’s most recognisable model seeing a 14.9 per cent increase in sales. The Panamera saw a huge 30 per cent increase, however the Cayenne SUV proved the most popular model for the company, accounting for more than half of all sales.
 
Germany provided a 16 per cent increase in deliveries as its domestic market picked up, while the USA and the rest of Europe contributed a 6.3 per cent increase each with sales of 5478 between them. Sales in Asia and China took a very slight dip (down 0.3 per cent), but on the whole a 4.8 per cent increase leaves Porsche with great expectations for the rest of the year. And with the all-new Boxster arriving in April and a new Cayman due in 2013, Porsche’s success looks set to continue.

New 991 Porsche 911 video review here

Read more about:

Experience the thrill of driving every month with evo magazine, devoted exclusively to the greatest performance cars in the world. If you're passionate about performance cars then evo is your ultimate monthly read.