Stuttgart/Atlanta. Porsche, the sports car manufacturer, handed over more new cars to customers in the first six months of 2014 compared to the period of January to June 2013. The number of vehicles delivered rose by almost eight percent to 87,800 units. The new Panamera Gran Turismo was especially in demand with around 13,500 units delivered – a rise of 28 percent. Almost one in ten customers opted for the efficient and sporty plug-in hybrid model.

 “We can look back on a very successful first six months of 2014 – despite sometimes volatile economic conditions and highly different trends in individual markets,” said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. “With our present model line-up we are well positioned to face current challenges. In the second half of the year, we will keep our foot on the accelerator with the worldwide launch of the Macan and further model innovations.”

In the first six months of 2014 Porsche increased sales in all key regions. There was a particularly strong response from European customers. The number of units sold rose by 14 percent to almost 30,000 deliveries. Of these, 12,300 units were sold in the home market of Germany. In the United States, the sports car manufacturer recorded 23,000 new cars delivered – a growth of eight per cent compared to the period January to June 2013. In China, Porsche reports an increase of eight percent with 19,800 cars in the first six months of 2014. The majority of deliveries worldwide were registered by the Cayenne with 37,200 units, followed by the 911 model series (15,615 units to be precise)


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