Porsche delivers a record number of vehicles in the first quarter of 2017, with sales of Panameras and Macans fuelling the rise.
The first quarter of 2017 has been the best start to any year for Porsche AG in its 86-year history, with 59,689 cars sold globally. This is an increase of seven percent over the same period during 2016.
The biggest rise comes from its home market, with 7160 cars sold in Germany compared to 5994 in 2016 – a 19 per cent increase over last year. China continues to dominating the market, with 18,126 units sold during the same period.
The Panamera and the Macan have been the success stories for the company this time. Porsche moved 3630 units of the Panamera, which is an increase of 12% The company’s smallest SUV model – the Macan – continued its stint as the best selling model, with 24,797 units sold. Sports cars still play a big part in the company’s sales charts, with 6060 units of the 718 Boxster and Cayman sold.
Other notable changes include an increase of seven percent in Europe totalling to 19,084 units and 12,718 units in the USA accounting for a four percent increase.
With three new cars launched at last month’s Geneva Motor Show, Porsche aims to continue this good run throughout the year. The market launch for the new 911 GT3 will take place in May, followed by the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid in July and the Panamera Sport Turismo in October.
Words: Chirag Moro