Porsche AG released a press statement yesterday in Dubai stating that the car maker sold 209,894 cars globally from January to November 2015.
Porsche added that this translates into a 24 per cent increase in comparison to the same period in 2014. For the first time, Porsche has handed over more than two lakh vehicles to customers in a year. The Stuttgart-based sports car maker broke its own record set at a total of 189,849 deliveries worldwide in 2014.
“With more than two lakh Porsche models delivered, we have reached a milestone of our strategy 2018 well ahead of schedule,” said Detlev Von Platen, member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing, Porsche AG. He continued, “Porsche employees worldwide have joined forces to contribute to making this success possible. With our future-oriented products, our motivated staff and our powerful sales partners across the globe, we are well positioned for the future.”
Only in November, Porsche sold a total of 18,110 new cars worldwide. The Cayenne was the growth driver with 6,579 vehicles delivered last month – a plus of 39 per cent when compared to the same period in 2014. The model has also been the bestseller in the period from January to November 2015 with 68,029 models (up by 14 per cent) being handed over to customers worldwide. Porsche admitted that the strongest single market during the 11-month period was China, where Porsche sold 54,302 cars alone (up by 34 per cent). The United States gains second place, with 47,819 vehicles delivered (up by nine percent).
We contacted Porsche India to understand their sales contribution to the overall percentage, however, they declined to release any figures.