The Porsche that whipped around the Le Mans race track this weekend for the first time in 16 years was unlike most of the brand’s vehicles these days: the low- slung model was a sports car rather than a SUV.
Porsche AG Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller said the high-end automaker will exceed 200,000 in annual deliveries in 2015, three years earlier than first targeted, on demand for the Macan compact sport-utility vehicle going on sale later this year.
Porsche AG, the Volkswagen AG unit that builds the 911 sports car, said it will reach a target of selling more than 200,000 vehicles a year in 2015 or 2016, about three years earlier than initially planned.
Porsche AG, the Volkswagen AG unit that builds the 911 sports car, plans to expand its sales network 33 percent by 2018 as demand for upscale vehicles jumps in emerging markets such as China and its model line grows.
Porsche AG will swap out the engine on the racing version of the 911 sports car after the German automaker took the rare step of telling customers to stop driving the model because the vehicle could catch fire.
Porsche SE , the sports-car maker that plans to merge with Volkswagen AG, said a timetable to sell 5 billion euros ($7 billion) in shares still stands amid the volatile financial markets following the Japanese earthquake.