Porsche US Sales Slumps After 6-Months Of Growth: Cayenne, Macan Still Best-Sellers

Aug 06, 2016 06:40 AM EDT | Sovan Mandal

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Porsche's strong run at the US market evident during the first six months of the year came in for an abrupt halt with sales plunging 18 percent in July. However, even with the lull in demand, it is the car maker's SUV range comprising of Cayenne and Macan that continues to be the most sought after.

As revealed in the company press release, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), the importer and distributor of Porsche cars including 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, along with the Panamera four-door sports sedan reported sales of 3,878 vehicles during the month of July 2016. This makes for an 18 percent decline compared to sales achieved during the same month a year ago.

The year-to-date sales of Porsche vehicles in the US have however improved 2.4 percent to 30,586 compared to 29,868 units sold during the same period last year. The company's certified pre-owned range too went for a 13.7 percent jump in sales to 1,426 units sold during the period.

Model wise, it is the Cayenne that has been the most in demand with 1,067 units sold during the month even though that is still 27.5 percent less than the 1,471 units of Cayenne sold in July 2015. Macan is at a close second with 931 units sold even though the model witnessed an even steeper 39 percent drop in sales compared to 1,533 Macans sold during July last year.

The company's all-time-great 911 went for sale of 806 units which showed an increase of 3.6 percent over the 778 units sold during July year. Similarly, the Boxster and Cayman sports cars too went for a combined sale of 732 units that translates to a growth of 36 percent for each model compared to July 2015.

As for the Panamera, its 342 units of the sports sedans that got sold in July this year, compared to 370 units during the same period last year.

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