Porsche’s compact SUV Macan is now available in India, but not quite. While, you’ll soon start seeing a few beauties driving down the road, if one was looking at buying, it would take a wee bit longer as all cars allotted for India are sold out.
When it comes to expensive cars crashing, it’s quite a new phenomenon in India. Seldom yes, but not unheard of. Here’s a casualty from earlier this month, a white Porsche Cayenne turbo took quite a tumble in Bombay.
An old champion is set to re-enter the arena it once ruled. Yes we are still talking about cars at Rush Lane! Team Porsche, one with the most constructor’s titles in the history of Le Mans, and now they are set to re-enter.
The 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S has been revealed in a Jet Black metallic exterior paint. The four door Turbo receives five spoke 20” glossy black alloys and Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+) with tinted tail lights giving it a sinister appeal.
Car crash investigations undertaken for the Porsche GT, in which actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed, did not blame any fault in the car, but the widow of Rodas thinks otherwise. Reports suggest that Kristine Rodas has now filed a lawsuit seeking damages from Porsche Cars North America.
Porsche sold 16,300 vehicles in April 2014 equating to 7% sales growth over April 2013. Through January to April 2014, Porsche has delivered 55,000 new cars to customers equating to 5.2% sales growth over the same 4 months in 2013. Panamera four door sports sedan sales growth has been maximum at 17% thus far this year.
Porsche AG reports increase in deliveries, revenue and operating profit in Q1 2014. 38,663 vehicles were sold to register 4.5% sales growth. Revenue rose by one-fifth to 3.93 billion euro in Q1. Operating profit grew by 22% to 698 million euro. As of February 2014, Porsche employs 20,416 personnel as compared to about 13,000 employees 3 years earlier, and 15% more employees working than a year ago. Employee numbers have risen by 960 in Q1 2014 alone. Increasing number of employees reflects Porsche growth strategy. Leipzig plant where new Macan is being produced, showed greatest growth. New jobs have been created at the other Porsche locations too.
At a recent Porsche organized promotion event, Mark Webber and Maria Sharapova were seen together. Webber is a Former Formula 1 driver, who is currently with Porsche for FIA World Endurance Championship. While Maria Sharapova is one of the richest and most famous female sportsperson in the world today. She is also Porsche’s brand ambassador since April 2013.