Thursday, December 29, 2016

Porsche. 2016 Year in Review.

2016 was a bad year for celebrities. 2016 was a bad year for the body politic. It may have been a bad year for the planet.

But for Germany's storied Sports Car creator, Porsche it wasn't bad.

Porsche sales in the U.S. were up substantially in 2016:

Porsche Cars North America, importer and distributor of Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, announced an all-time monthly record with 5,513 vehicle sales in November. This represents a 23.9 percent increase over November 2015.

Year-to-date retail sales stand at 50,265 vehicles, a 5.1 percent increase over last year. "Congratulations to our team for achieving yet another stellar month of sales. Year-over-year, we continue to outpace ourselves and I am certain this year will close no differently," said Klaus Zellmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, PCNA.

Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales in the United States were 1,417 for November 2016. CPO sales year-to-date stand at 15,252 units, a 15.5 percent increase compared to the same period in 2015.

How Many Cars does Porsche sell in the U.S.

Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales in the United States were 1,310 for October 2016. CPO sales year-to-date stand at 13,836 units, a 15.1 percent increase compared to the same period in 2015.

And tech continues to push the Porsche brand forward:

Porsche on self-driving cars:

Steiner, how is Porsche approaching current trends such as autonomous driving and connectivity?

Michael Steiner: Innovations have played a fundamental role at Porsche since the very beginning, and that will remain the case in the future as well. That is the only way for us to keep customers fascinated. Electrification, digitization and connectivity are creating new challenges for the automotive industry. That is why we work continuously on the future: to master these and other challenges.

What do the Porsche solutions for the aforementioned future subjects look like in detail at this point?

Michael Steiner: The new Panamera makes clear how we can mesh groundbreaking technologies with the traditional Porsche genes to engender a new sense of mobility. Through the multiplicity of communication, comfort and assistance systems that are integrated in the Panamera, this vehicle is changing mobility even today. With Porsche InnoDrive, for example, an electronic co-pilot was developed that can be activated if needed to increase driving effi ciency. Overall, we’re employing a wide spectrum of driver assistance systems to create a new mobility experience while always keeping the human driver in mind at the same time.

Where is the Porsche journey headed?