STUTTGART – In the first three quarters of 2019, Porsche AG delivered 202,318 vehicles worldwide. The sports car manufacturer achieved an increase of three per cent compared to the year prior. The Cayenne and Macan model series enjoyed particularly high demand. The Cayenne saw the strongest growth with 62,022 vehicles and a plus of 25 per cent. A total of 73,967 Macan models were handed over to customers. This corresponds to a growth of nine per cent year-on-year.
Porsche has maintained its position in China and the United States (US) – in spite of the generally weaker economic situation in both markets. A total of 64,237 vehicles were delivered to Chinese customers in the first nine months, representing an increase of 14 per cent compared with the prior-year period. In the US – the second-largest Porsche market – deliveries grew by six per cent to 45,062 units.
The sports cars from Zuffenhausen also remained popular in the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East regions. A total of 86,235 vehicles were delivered in these markets, corresponding to an increase of 11 per cent compared with the same period in the previous year.
Deliveries fell in Europe due to the conversion to WLTP and gasoline particulate filters, which led to gaps in the available vehicle range in the first months of the year.
“The growth in China and the US makes us positive about achieving our overall targets for the year,” said Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG Detlev von Platen.
“In the medium term, there are signs of slight weakening in overall growth, however. We will monitor this closely and nevertheless remain optimistic going forward – also thanks to the full order books for the new Porsche Taycan.”
Porsche presented its first all-electric sports car with the Taycan at the beginning of September. The vehicle will be delivered in the US from the end of 2019 and will be available in dealerships in Europe in the first few months of 2020.