Porsche Worldwide Sales Up 20.8% in August, Confirms New Model for Paris Motor Show

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Porsche came out today with its global sales numbers for the month of August and together confirmed the unveiling of a new model at the rapidly approaching 2012 Paris Motor Show.

In August, the German carmaker delivered a total of 10,912 vehicles to customers around the world, up 20.8 percent over the same month of last year, while from the beginning of 2012, Porsche has sold 92,474 vehicles, which translates to an increase of 15.0 compared to the same period in 2011.

Last month, Porsche's U.S. sales reached 3,026 units, an increase of 38.6 percent compared to the same month of last year, while in China, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer reported an increase of 28.4 percent to 2,882 sales.

Even in Europe, which is in a recession, the automaker was able to sell 2,830 vehicles in August, up 12.8 percent from last year.

In August, the new 911 sold 1,559 examples (+29.5%), the new Boxster roadster 850 units (+32.0%) and the Cayenne, 6,331 vehicles (+36.0%).

“Currently, the automotive markets are developing quite differently: uncertainty in Europe, competitive pressures in China, confidence in the U.S., growth in the Middle East and South-East Asia,” said Bernhard Maier, Porsche AG board member.

“Thanks to our strong brand, along with the most attractive range of models of all time, we are still on the course for growth. At the auto show in Paris, we shall surprise the world with an additional product highlight,” he added.

Maier did not elaborate on the new model, but aside from the Carrera 4 and 4S versions of the 911 that have already been revealed, Porsche has also been working on several new models these past months including the Macan compact SUV, the facelifted Panamera, the 911 GT3 and the 918 Spyder.