By Theodore Opara
In the first three months of 2021, Porsche handed over 71,986 vehicles to customers worldwide. The number of deliveries, therefore, increased significantly by 36 per cent compared to the previous year. The sports car manufacturer achieved double-digit growth in all sales regions.
“We are extremely pleased that the community of Porsche customers continues to grow all over the world,” says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG.
“Established models have supported this excellent result along with the latest additions to our product range, above all the new model variants of the all-electric Taycan. Thanks to the great appeal of our brand and a consistent sustainability strategy, we can look back on a very positive start to the year.”
Among the various models, the Macan was most in demand, with 22,458 units delivered in the first quarter. The Cayenne followed in second place with 19,533 vehicles and 9,133 customers took delivery of the sports car icon 911.
The first all-electric sports car from Porsche was equally popular with 9,072 Taycan delivered in the first three months of the year.
The mid-engine sports cars also remain in high demand. 6,190 units of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman were delivered. Furthermore, the Panamera was handed over to 5,600 customers.
China remains Porsche’s largest single market. In the first quarter of 2021, the sports car manufacturer delivered 21,991 vehicles which represents an increase of 56 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The overall positive development in Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East also continued with 32,129 deliveries and an increase of 46 per cent. In the US, Porsche also significantly increased the number of vehicles handed over to customers.
17,368 sports cars were delivered, representing an increase of 45 per cent. In Europe, the figure was 19,389 and therefore an increase of 16 per cent. The home market Germany contributed to this with 5,957 vehicles handed over to customers and an increase of 14 per cent.
“The demand in the first quarter confirms the sports car manufacturer’s optimistic outlook for 2021 as a whole.
“Order bookings also continue to develop very well. We will fulfill the dreams of many more customers with our sports cars in the coming months,” says Detlev von Platen.