Porsche's 911 Model Fueled Global Car Sales In April
05/14/2012| 04:46am US/Eastern
Porsche Automobil Holding SE's (PAH3.XE) sportscar unit said Monday global sales in April rose 7.2% on the year to 12,588 cars, fueled by the new-generation 911 model.
"With a new best performance for customer deliveries in April, we are on track for our (growth targets until) 2018," Porsche sales chief Bernhard Maier said in a statement.
Porsche aims to almost double annual sales volume to 200,000 by 2018, according to previous statements.
In the January-to-April period, Porsche's global sales were up 12.6% compared with the same period last year at 43,141 cars.
The Porsche 911 model accounted for 3,123 car sales last month, up 40% year-on-year. The Cayenne sports-utility-vehicle remained Porsche's bestselling model with 6,037 vehicle sales in April.
- Porsche April sales in Europe +13.1% at 4,682 cars
- Porsche April sales in Germany +22% at 1,850 cars
- Porsche April U.S. sales +8.4% at 3,437 cars
- Porsche April sales in China +0.9% at 2,338 cars.
-Frankfurt Bureau, Dow Jones Newswires; 49-69-29725-500