ATLANTA, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With 117,963 new vehicle deliveries worldwide, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is up three percent in the first half of 2016 compared to the previous year. Delivering 26,708 vehicles, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. saw a six percent increase compared to the first half of 2015 and ranks among the markets with the highest growth compared to last year.
These figures meet the expectations of Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board of Management - Sales and Marketing. He emphasized that the high levels achieved in the previous year also determined the objective for 2016. "In 2016, consolidating sales in our markets will be of primary importance. With the USA, China and Europe as strong sales regions, Porsche is in a very strong position for the future and is to a large extent independent of the volatility of individual markets", von Platen continued.
The Cayman and the Boxster contributed to this growth significantly: with 6,115 new vehicle deliveries for Cayman and 6,740 for Boxster worldwide, both vehicles are clearly recording double-digit growth rates. Compared with the same period last year, the Macan saw an increase of 11 percent with a total of 45,086 new vehicle deliveries, while the 911 registered 18,579 vehicle deliveries (+10 percent). As a result of the upcoming model change, Panamera sales remained lower than the level achieved in the previous year. "The feedback following the world premiere of the new Panamera at the end of June has been unequivocally positive, so we are very optimistic about this. We are anticipating a significant boost from this model", stated von Platen.
Porsche Cars North America Chief Executive Officer, Klaus Zellmer, holds a positive outlook for the future as the US market recorded twice the growth rate of the global average. "Our loyal customer base and professional dealer network continue to respond positively to our latest 911 and 718 models. We look forward to the second half of 2016 and also to the start of 2017 when the new Panamera will arrive in dealer showrooms in January", commented Zellmer.
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About Porsche Cars North America, Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USA Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, the Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and Panamera sports sedans. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, human performance center, and fine dining restaurant. PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 188 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand's 65-plus year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. PCNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date.