It used to be that the U.S. was Porsche’s largest market, even in the double nickel days. Number two was the land of the Autobahn, Porsche home market Germany. This is about to change.
In 2012, Porsche wants to sell 16,000 units in China said Helmut Broeker, Porsche China general manager to Gasgoo. China would replace Germany as Porsche’s #2 market worldwide, Porsche hasn’t given up the hope on the U.S.A. which it expects to lead the world in Porschephiles.
Last year, Porsche sold 8,629 units in China, most of them Cayennes (83 percent.) After having been being out of Cayennes for three months, Porsche officially released its new generation Cayenne on June 24, 2010. According to Global Times, the most powerful Cayenne coming to China “uses a 4.8-litre V8 biturbo engine, delivering a maximum output of 500 bhp to offer an exceptional top speed of 278 km/h and the capacity to accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 4.7 seconds.”