--
 
WATCH: Sparks fly in thrilling King of the Hill

A new King of the Hill was crowned and saw the reign of two others extended today with a thrilling finale at #JaguarSHC.

8 fast cats score trophies at #JaguarSHC

The 10th Jaguar Simola Hillclimb was a successful affair for Team Jaguar, with a total of eight podium finishes for all eight entries across various categories.

Record year for Porsche - more than 250 000 cars sold in 2018!

2019-01-10 11:51
?Porsche Panamera

Image: Porsche

Porsche delivered 256 255 vehicles worldwide in 2018, more than ever before.

This represents a growth of 4% compared to the existing record figures of the preceding year.

Sales increase

Of the model series, the Panamera recorded the strongest percentage growth with a 38% increase to 38 443 deliveries. The 911 also recorded a double-digit rise: despite the release of a new generation of 911, the number of sports cars delivered increased by 10% to 35 573 vehicles.

READ: Porsche’s third-generation Cayenne arrives: Here’s all you need to know about the luxury SUV in SA

"The 911 capacity to fascinate is stronger than ever," comments Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Sales and Marketing at Porsche.

"We just celebrated the world premiere of the new 911 at the end of the year at the Los Angeles Autoshow, and yet our sports car icon once again inspired more customers in 2018 than in the previous year," he added.

The Macan was still the most successful model by volume with 86 031 vehicles, just ahead of the Cayenne with 71 458 deliveries.

China out in front

The Chinese market held on to pole position for deliveries again in 2018. Growth in this market hit 12% amounting to 80 108 units in total.

?Porsche Panamera

                                                                                Image: Porsche

In second place was the USA, with an increase of 3% to 57 202 vehicles. Deliveries in Europe came in slightly below the previous year’s figures.

"The switch to the new WLTP test cycle and gasoline particle filters in Europe mean that we faced significant challenges in the fourth quarter of 2018, and these will continue to be felt in the first half of 2019. On top of that, we stopped offering models with diesel engines in February 2018," Detlev von Platen added.

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    porsche  |  germany  |  stuttgart  |  guide and lists

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.