Where Porsche's sales are down globally, somehow Porsche Cars North America is having a decent year as it prepares for an eighth consecutive record year of retail sales in a row. While April sales declined slightly, largely due to a decline in Macan availability as the new model has just started to roll out nationwide, the American importer has seen through the first four months of 2019 with a 2.7% increase over the same period of 2018.
"We are already feeling the excitement for the refreshed Macan and later this year for the eighth generation of the iconic Porsche 911," said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of PCNA. "In September we will unveil the first all-electric Porsche, the Taycan, so all in all we have a thrilling year to look forward to along with our 191 U.S. dealer partners."
Cayenne sales have been extremely strong, nearly doubling versus April of last year. 911 sales, being in the same position as the Macan, are waning in the face of a new generation of the model just starting to roll out. Despite a stop sale on 718 models, Porsche managed to find 612 examples to move across the US, up eight units over last year. So, with Macan, 911, and Panamera sales down, and 718 sales near identical, the Cayenne's explosion of unit sales is the only thing saving PCNA's numbers this month.
Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned sales in the U.S. totaled 1,975 vehicles in April, up 9.4 percent year-over-year.