Say what you want about the 4 door Grand Toursimo, but it looks like Porsche was right once again (they predicted brisk sales of the Panamera when first announced). Not only were Porsche's overall sales up by 8% over last year, the sports car manufacturer (yes, I phrased it like that intentionally) delivered 534 Panameras vs 509 911s. Full details are in the press release below.
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, made some ground in January 2010 in the USA. With 1,786 vehicles sold, deliveries to customers in North America were 8 percent above last year's figures. Particularly good news from the company's perspective is the warm welcome that the new Panamera, which was launched on the US market in October 2009, has received from US customers. This January, 534 Gran Turismo models were delivered to customers in the USA.
Sales of the 911 model also made progress with 503 units sold. This corresponds to an increase of 13 percent compared to January 2009. However, 159 units from the Boxster family, to which the Cayman belongs, were sold to customers; this is 40 percent less than in the same reporting period last year. A total of 590 units of the sporty all-terrain vehicle Cayenne were also sold. Compared to the same month last year, this represents a life-cycle related decline by 38 percent.