Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) announced August 2017 sales today of 4,709 units, down 9.1% compared to August 2016. This marks the first time this year that Porsche’s monthly sales haven’t improved upon the results from the same time the previous year. Porsche attributes much of the decline to “delays in our delivery of 2018 model year vehicles, many of which are still in the final regulatory approval process.” Porsche say the are “working diligently to obtain all required approvals as soon as possible.” Even with the delays year-to-date sales are up 1.1% over last year with a total of 36,178 vehicles sold.
Despite the downturn in overall sales, Porsche sports cars achieved their best month of the year. Porsche 911 sales in the reached 1,016 units in August, a 35.6% increase year-over-year. The Boxster and Cayman line posted 626 retail deliveries, up 32.1% over August 2016 and their best month of the year so far.
Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle sales in the U.S. were 1,606, a 14.7% increase compared to August 2016. Year-to-date, CPO sales are up 7.3% and stand at 12,004 for the first eight months of 2017.