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Here's how many cars Porsche sold so far in 2018

2018-04-12 06:01

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Berlin - It’s been a successful start to the year for Porsche; in the first quarter of 2018, the automaker delivered around 63 500 vehicles worldwide, a 6% increase compared to the previous year.

This represents the most successful first quarter in the sports car manufacturer’s history.

The USA, Europe and the company’s home market in Germany were the main drivers of growth, as well as the Panamera and 911 model lines. The US market recorded the largest overall growth, with deliveries increasing by 10% to around 14 000 vehicles.

In terms of the specific models, the Panamera introduced in 2017 achieved the largest percentage growth with an increase of around 200%. The development of the hybrid segment has been especially positive: In Europe, more than 60% of the Panamera models handed over to customers during the first quarter were hybrid versions. 

China-market boom

In the first quarter of 2018, China was again the largest individual market for Porsche. With more than 18 600 vehicles delivered, the Chinese market exceeded last year’s result by 3%. In Europe, more than 20 600 vehicles were handed over to customers, which corresponds to an increase of 8%. There has also been growth in Germany; with more than 7700 vehicles delivered, Porsche recorded an increase of 8% in its home market. 

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Once again, the most successful model has been the Macan; More than 23 000 of these sporty SUVs have been delivered worldwide. The fascination with the 911 still lives on. At the beginning of the year, Porsche delivered more than 9600 vehicles to customers, which represents an increase of 35%.

'Cross-utility vehicle'

At the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche debuted its electric future with its Mission E Cross Turismo study.

This 'Cross-Utility Vehicle' represents a potential derivative of the series-production version of the Porsche Mission E due to be launched at the end of 2019. Demand for alternative drive technologies is already high among Porsche customers.

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