Porsche defies business gloom with 10% rise in 2019 gross sales
FRANKFURT — Porsche shrugged off a widespread business slowdown, reporting file deliveries for final 12 months and predicting that its first all-electric mannequin, the Taycan, will foster additional progress in 2020.
World deliveries rose 10 p.c to 280,800 automobiles in 2019, pushed primarily by sturdy shopper urge for food for the Macan and Cayenne crossovers, Porsche stated Monday in a statement.
“We’re optimistic that we will maintain the excessive demand in 2020,” gross sales chief Detlev von Platen stated within the assertion.
Gross sales momentum ought to profit from “the introduction of some new fashions and full order books for the Taycan,” he stated.
Probably the most worthwhile division of Volkswagen Group is coming into a brand new period with this 12 months’s rollout of the Taycan four-door sedan, which challenges Tesla’s Mannequin S.