Retail sales of 5,102 Porsche vehicles in September 2018 were just reported by Porsche Cars North America (PCNA). This represents a very modest increase of 0.8 percent over September of last year.
However, in contrast, retail sales for the first nine months of 2018 registered a respectable increase of 3.4 percent, over the same period in 2017. This translates to total sales of 42,626 vehicles for this year’s first three quarters.
Consumer demand for two specific model lines drove September sales numbers.
Sales of Porsche’s flagship mainstay, the iconic 911, continue strong as usual. 911 purchases increased last month by a robust 37.8 percent.
Secondly, the latest generation of the Cayenne just arrived in U.S. showrooms. This new arrival spawned a spike in sales of 26.9 percent year-over-year.
“The new 2019 Cayenne is an exciting addition to a Porsche product range that continues to fascinate people,” stated Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of PCNA. “Our sales in the first three quarters of this year are a powerful testament to the quality and customer experience we offer.”
September USA sales of Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles amounted to 1,826 units. This translates to a healthy increase of year-over-year sales of 18 percent.