Porsche U.S. April sales slide 6 percent

Posted on Tuesday, 4 May 2010 , 09:05:11 byAlina

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Porsche U.S. April sales slide 6 percent

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera Gran Turismo in the United States, today announced a decrease of 6 percent of the April sales compared to the same period last year.

Porsche sold 1,747 units in the U.S. this April compared to 1,853 cars sold in April last year.

Despite this decline, Porsche Panamera sold 678 units in April, recording its best-ever monthly sales. To date, Porsche has sold 3,410 Panamera models in the U.S. from October 2009.

Porsche's sales decrease because of the anticipated and effective sell off of its 2010 Cayenne models earlier this year in preparation for the all-new, 2011 Cayenne. The new 2011 Cayenne S (V8) and Turbo models will go on sale in July, while the Cayenne and Cayenne S Hybrid models will be available this fall.

Overall, Porsche sales are still ahead of last year, up with 3 percent. Compared to the same period last year when sales were 6,778, up 3 percent, this year Porsche's overall year-to-date sales are 6,969.

For the month, Porsche's Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 713, compared to 615 for the same month last year.