It Was a Spectacular First Quarter for Porsche in 2017

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May 13, 2017

With more Porsches leaving showrooms in 2016, the German luxury sportscar maker continues its winning streak by selling more units in the first quarter of 2017. Not only did it roll out more sportscars and SUVs in the first three months of this year, but the 60,000 units were considered the best first quarter n the brand’s history thus far.

China remains as the biggest market, with 18,126 vehicles sold or a 10% increase over last year\s output. The European market was likewise spectacular with 19,084 Porsches delivered—translating to a 7% rise in sales over the previous year.

Of this figure, some 7,160 units were delivered in Germany alone. This 19% growth can be attributed to the strong showing of the second-generation Panamera, as well as the iconic 911, which sold a healthy 1,600 units. Apart from these, the USA can’t be left out, with 12,718 vehicles delivered, for a 4% increase.

As for the specific models, the Macan continues to take the lead, with 24,797 compact SUVs sold—rising 15%. The 718 was also quite popular, with 6,060 copies released, while the new Panamera exceeded expectations with its 3,630 units delivered.

With a trio of new models lined up for release this year, namely, the Porsche 911 GT3, the S E-Hybrid, and the Panamera Sport Turismo, it looks like Porsche will sustain its growth for the near future.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As News Editor, it is his job to deliver the stories about the most recent motoring events in an easy-to-digest manner.