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Porsche delivers 87,800 sports cars worldwide in the first six months

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SOURCE Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Growing demand for plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid

STUTTGART, Germany and ATLANTA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche, the sports car manufacturer, handed over more new cars to customers in the first six months of 2014 compared to the period of January to June 2013. The number of vehicles delivered rose by almost eight percent to 87,800 units. The new Panamera Gran Turismo was especially in demand with around 13,500 units delivered – a rise of 28 percent. Almost one in ten customers opted for the efficient and sporty plug-in hybrid model.

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

"We can look back on a very successful first six months of 2014 – despite sometimes volatile economic conditions and highly different trends in individual markets," said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. "With our present model line-up we are well positioned to face current challenges. In the second half of the year, we will keep our foot on the accelerator with the worldwide launch of the Macan and further model innovations."

In the first six months of 2014 Porsche increased sales in all key regions. There was a particularly strong response from European customers. The number of units sold rose by 14 percent to almost 30,000 deliveries. Of these, 12,300 units were sold in the home market of Germany. In the United States, the sports car manufacturer recorded 23,000 new cars delivered – a growth of eight per cent compared to the period January to June 2013. In China, Porsche reports an increase of eight percent with 19,800 cars in the first six months of 2014. The majority of deliveries worldwide were registered by the Cayenne with 37,200 units, followed by the 911 model series (15,615 units to be precise).

PORSCHE AG

Deliveries

June

January - June

2014

2013

Variance (%)

2014

2013

Variance (%)

World

16,325

14,304

14.1

87,803

81,565

7.6

Europe

6,136

4,705

30.4

29,837

26,199

13.9

   Germany

2,481

2,072

19.7

12,283

11,423

7.5

America

4,934

4,328

14.0

26,736

24,936

7.2

   USA

4,102

3,700

10.9

22,919

21,309

7.6

Asia Pacific, Africa and Mideast

5,255

5,271

-0.3

31,230

30,430

2.6

   China

3,320

3,285

1.1

19,785

18,323

8.0

About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, including the Macan and Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 270 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 189 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand's 66-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency.

At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

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