After what can only be described as a stellar first quarter, Porsche AG announced a strong start to the second quarter of 2015: just under 21,500 customers, worldwide, took delivery of a new Porsche in April 2015. This represents an increase of 32% compared to April 2014 and brings the total number of Porsches delivered to 72,500 year-to-date – almost one-third in a year-on-year comparison.
“We picked up the positive momentum from the first quarter and were able to carry forward the growth trend in all regions thanks to our attractive model range”, said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. “The new Boxster Spyder we presented in New York at the beginning of April is an outstanding example of a purist and perfect sports car that is enjoyed by Porsche fans all over the world.”
Where The Demand Is Coming From
While the U.S. leads for the month with 5,217 Porsches delivered (a 28.1% increase over the same period last year, China is in the lead year-to-date with a total of 18,282 Porsches delivered (or a 37.4% increase from the same period last year). In Porsche’s home market of Germany, Porsche delivered more than 2,800 vehicles to its customers and recorded an increase of just under six% compared to the same month last year.
The success of the 911 continues; 3,254 customers took delivery of their rear-engine Porsche (+16%). In total, 10,940 911 sports cars have already rolled off the assembly line in Zuffenhausen so far this year (+6.0%).