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New Porsche 911 poised for a
successful launch in North America
Stuttgart - Against the backdrop
of a difficult market environment, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
in Stuttgart supplied a total of 1,516 cars to North America in
August – 1,404 to the USA and 112 to Canada. The 45 percent drop
compared to the previous year is in line with Porsche
expectations and can be explained by the upcoming launch of the
new 911 Carrera and Targa models.
Sales of the 911 range decreased
by 58 per cent to 366 cars, which was down to its lifecycle. The
new 911 Carrera model with direct fuel injection ensuring lower
gasoline consumption and the Porsche double-clutch transmission
will be launched in the USA and Canada on 20 September 2008. The
four-wheel drive version of the 911 Carrera and the new 911
Targa, which in addition to that has a new electronic four-wheel
drive system, will be available from 25 October 2008.
In the month under review, there
were a total of 832 deliveries of the Cayenne range in the USA
and Canada, which is nine per cent less than in the same month
last year. 318 cars from the Boxster range were sold in August
(a drop of 66 per cent). Of this figure, a total of 130 were
either the Cayman or Cayman S.
(Sept. 3, 2008)