Porsche global sales jump 13% in September on China, U.S. demand
Europe deliveries fall 5.1%
FRANKFURT -- Porsche sold 11,888 vehicles globally in September, 12.6 percent more than a year earlier on strong demand from China and the United States, but sales in Europe fell as the economic downturn in the region continues to sap demand for cars.
September sales in the automaker's biggest single market China rose 31.3 percent to 2,818, while deliveries in No. 2 market, the United States, rose 26.1 percent to 2,736.
In Europe, overall sales fell 5.1 percent to 4,067. German deliveries were flat as sales dropped marginally by 1.3 percent to 1,325, seventeen fewer cars than the year before.
Sales in Russia rose by more than 90 percent, Porsche said.
In the first nine months, global demand for Porsche cars rose 14.7 percent to 104,362.
The Cayenne SUV continued to be the carmaker's best-selling model last month, accounting for 6,495 global deliveries. Sales of the third-generation Boxster rose 71.8 percent to 1,120, while the newly updated 911 model range jumped 22.2 percent to 1,809.
Porsche said in July it expects to increase its profit this year as record vehicle sales help offset high costs for model launches and factory extensions.
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