While Volkswagen tries to erase every trace of Dieselgate scandal, fearing sales will slump next year, Porsche enjoys its best year in history. The Stuttgart-based manufacturer managed to surpass the 200.000 mark of vehicles delivered in one year.
The sportscar producer announced it delivered 209.894 cars worldwide from January to November 2015. This means a 24% increase in comparison to the same period in 2014.
In November, Porsche delivered a total of 18,110 new cars. The Cayenne is the clear leader here: with 6,579 vehicles delivered in November 2015, the delivery volumes rose 39% compared to the same period last year. The Cayenne has also been a best seller in the period of January to November 2015. All over the world, 68,029 models (a rise of 14%) were handed over to customers.
Once again, Asia saves Porsche. The strongest single market during the period of January to November 2015 was China: Porsche delivered 54,302 cars there. This corresponds to an increase of 34%. Right behind it was the United States, with 47,819 vehicles delivered (a 9% increase). The European market grew by 30% to 70,509 units sold.
“With more than 200,000 Porsche models delivered, we have reached a milestone of our Strategy 2018 well ahead of schedule”, underlines Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board, Sales and Marketing for Porsche.