In the first quarter of 2019, German sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered 55,700 vehicles worldwide.
The changeover to WLTP continues to have an impact: In the first quarter of 2019, Porsche AG delivered 55,700 vehicles worldwide; this corresponds to a decrease of 12% compared with the same period in the previous year. The Cayenne recorded growth of 35% and was delivered 18,310 times. The new model has been available in all markets since this year. The greatest demand continues to be for the Macan, which was delivered 19,795 times.
"2019 has started out challenging for us and for the entire automotive industry," says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. "The changeover to the new WLTP test cycle and gasoline particulate filters has continued to occupy us in the first months of the year. In addition, the unusually strong start to 2018 meant that a comparatively weaker first quarter was to be expected."
Another factor is the generation change for the top-selling Macan and the iconic 911 sports car. The new 911 was presented in Los Angeles at the end of November and is being gradually launched in the individual markets.