By Susan M.
October sales for Porsches in the U.S. are up a whopping 41 percent from just one year ago. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is reporting a record sales month compared to October of 2011, according to a CNBC report. This October, 3,211 Porsches were sold compared to 2,270 Porsches in October 2011.
Detlev von Platen, President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America, attributes the increase to sales of the Porsche 911, which were up by 34 percent over last year, and the Cayenne SUV, which jumped by 64 percent compared to October 2011. He said sales of the new Porsche Boxster were also strong, contributing to the record sales month. Sales of used Porsches (Certified Pre-Owned) of 708 added to the increase as well, which was up 8 percent over last October’s sales.
Annual sales numbers of Porsches in North America aren’t nearly as stellar, but still respectable, selling 28, 226 for the year, which represents a 13 percent increase over the year-to-date sales of the 24,934 sold by Oct. 31, 2011. Of those sold this year, 8,078 of them were Certified Pre-Owned Porsches, which accounts for an 11 percent increase over sales of used models last year. Porsche Cars North America Inc. imports and distributes Cayenne SUVs, Porsche sports cars and the Panamera four-door sports sedans in the U.S.