Porsche sales in China increased 5 times as much this July compared to last year’s, with the Cayenne selling especially well.
Porsche moved 2,484 cars in the month of July: while it might not seem like much, considering Porsche’s total of 10,722 vehicles worldwide, it’s still 5 times more than what they sold in July of 2010. Most of these cars were Cayennes, in Asia as well as worldwide: 5,483 cars around the world, or an increase of 16.1% compared to last year. Panamera sales also increased 2.5% from the same time, to 2,352.
So far, Porsche moved 71,381 vehicles from January to July. But SUVs and sedans were the bulk of it—overall sales in Europe dropped a significant 38.3%, and the sports car market caught onto the 911′s impending replacement: 1,666 examples of the Porsche icon were sold, for a drop of 35.1%. The Boxster and Cayman dropped 22.9% during that same year, with almost the same amount as the 911 sold (1,221 cars). If sales trends continue like this, Porsche will soon break into the Class 6 medium-duty truck business.