Porsche sales fell 5% in the first quarter of 2020

Porsche sales fell 5% in the first quarter of 2020

April 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

During the period from January to March 2020, the German automaker handed over about 53,000 cars to customers around the world.

In the first three months of 2020, Porsche delivered a total of 53,125 new cars to customers around the world. Compared to the same period of the previous year, sales fell by 5% due to the coronavirus pandemic. The most popular model was the Cayenne crossover with 18,417 units sold. In second place is the Macan – 15,547 cars sold. The current generation of the Porsche 911 was also in steady high demand: 8482 new iconic sports cars found their customers. Compared to the same period last year, this figure increased by 16%. From the end of 2019 to the end of the first quarter, 1391 Porsche Taycan, the first all-electric Porsche sports car, was handed over to customers.

“We are not the only company whose sales have been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, at the moment, our first priority is to help our business partners around the world. Thanks to our joint work, we are able to quickly and appropriately respond to the further development of the situation, ”says Detlev von Platen, Porsche AG Board Member, Sales and Marketing. – After the most difficult first quarter, we are actively preparing for the resumption of production. Our main priority always remains the health of our employees, employees of our dealerships – as well as, of course, the health of our customers. We are convinced of a positive outlook – in particular, because we are seeing a steady recovery in the Chinese market, where almost all of our Porsche centers have already opened. ”

In the first quarter of 2020, 14,098 Porsche cars were handed over to Chinese customers, due to which the country has once again become the largest market in terms of supply. The United States again took second place with 11,994 cars sold. In Germany, the number of Porsche new cars sold was 5,214. At the same time, a total of 16,787 units were transferred to customers in Europe. Customers from Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East received 22,031 vehicles.