BERLIN -- Porsche AG plans to sell a record 140,000 cars next year on demand for the next generation of the 911 and Boxster models, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
The Stuttgart-based sports car maker aims to increase 2012 deliveries after selling 120,000 autos this year, the person said, declining to be identified discussing internal goals.
Porsche, which sold 97,000 vehicles last year, has said previously it would deliver "more than" 100,000 cars in 2011.
Porsche, which aims to combine with Volkswagen, will begin selling the revamped version of the iconic 911 this December and plans to offer an updated Boxster model in the first half of 2012, the person said.
Porsche and rival German luxury carmakers have thus far been immune to Europe's worsening debt crisis. BMW AG, Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen AG's Audi all posted September sales advances and are targeting record 2011 deliveries.
Porsche said yesterday that sales last month surged 38 percent to 10,560 vehicles on demand for the Cayenne SUV. Nine-month deliveries are up 31 percent. Backed by VW, Porsche aims to double sales to at least 200,000 cars and SUVs by 2018.