Porsche's Philippine distributor isn't transparent with its sales data, but at least the German carmaker's main office is. According to the company, the year 2013 was a banner year for Porsche because, for the first time in the brand's history, it delivered 162,145 vehicles to customers globally.
In comparison with 2012's year-end figure of 141,075 units, this marks a 15% increase overall, with the United States continuing to be Porsche's largest market with 42,323 new vehicles handed over to customers, a 20.8% increase versus the previous year's 35,043 units.
The Cayenne is still Porsche's most popular model, with more than 84,000 units sold in 2013. The 911 continues to be one of Porsche's best-sellers, particularly as last year was the sports car's 50th anniversary with around 30,000 units turned over to their owners.
"Thanks to our strong product campaign and the extension of our business model, we have been able to further enhance the appeal of our brand on a global scale, as demonstrated by the 162,145 deliveries we made in 2013," said Porsche board member for sales and marketing Bernhard Maier. "We are looking ahead to the coming months with optimism, and anticipating new growth with the Macan and 911 Targa models."