Porsche

Porsche car sales rise 8 percent, boosted by gains in Europe

July 8, 2014 16:42 CET
Sales of Porsche sports cars and crossovers increased 8 percent to 87,800 vehicles in the first half, powered by rising demand for the face-lifted Panamera sedan and healthy gains in Europe.... Read More »

 

Infiniti hires Porsche official as first corporate communications director

2:49 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Infiniti Americas said it hired Nick Twork as director of corporate communications, a newly created position at the company, effective July 21. Twork, 34, comes to Infiniti from Porsche Cars North America, where he was the manager of product communications.... Read More »

 

Porsche raises stake in Germany's Bertrandt to 29%

July 3, 2014 13:11 CET
Porsche has raised its stake in German engineering company Bertrandt from 25 percent to about 29 percent. The company's auto-industry customers include Audi, BMW Group, Daimler, and Ford Motor Co.... Read More »

 

Porsche will increase work force 24% in global expansion

July 1, 2014 15:43 CET
Porsche will increase its headcount by about 5,000 to underpin its global growth ambitions. The new jobs will be created in model development, production, sales and servicing, Porsche said.... Read More »

 

Audi, Porsche propelled by A3's hot start, Macan; VW slump drags on

2:44 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Small cars gave Volkswagen Group a big lift in June, as the newly launched Audi A3 compact sedan and Porsche Macan compact crossover paced Porsche to its best month and Audi to its best first half.... Read More »

 

INSTANT GRATIFICATION

Until Macans arrive, buyers offered short leases on other Porsches

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
U.S. buyers of the new Porsche Macan, which went on sale in May, face a wait of more than six months for delivery. So the company is trying to keep potential Macan buyers happy by putting them in other Porsches during the wait.... Read More »

 

Porsche forecasts double-digit sales growth in China this year

June 27, 2014 10:24 CET
Porsche expects China deliveries to rise more than 10 percent this year despite a slight drop in May, according to a newspaper report. Last year, the carmaker's sales rose 20 percent in the market.... Read More »

 

BMW M235i tops Corvette, Porsche 911 in Consumer Reports review

8:51 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
BMW's M235i high-performance car has secured the German automaker its highest-ever score from Consumer Reports, beating the costlier Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette in road test reviews.... Read More »

 

What's behind Hyundai-Kia quality win?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2014
Hyundai-Kia's first-ever first-place showing in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is a significant milestone for a Korean manufacturer that once struggled with quality.... Read More »

 

Porsche tops key U.S. quality study for 2nd straight year

June 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Porsche was No. 1 in J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study in the United States for the second year in row, extending its lead over rivals. Jaguar was No. 2, rising up from ninth place in 2013. Lexus rounded out the top three.... Read More »

 

Porsche, reliant on SUVs for sales these days, reminds consumers of performance roots at Le Mans

8:29 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
The Porsche that whipped around the Le Mans race track over the 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.... Read More »

 

BMW, M-B, Porsche open to ideas, suppliers say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey.... Read More »

 

BRADFORD WERNLE

Ford of Europe's quiet designer made a big impact

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
Martin Smith, Ford's longtime design director for Europe, is not a man of many words. Smith has always preferred to let his vehicle designs do the talking from his long career at Audi through stints at Porsche and Opel and the last 10 years at Ford of Europe.... Read More »

 

BMW, Mercedes and Porsche lead 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey

June 5, 2014 17:45 CET
BMW, Mercedes and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey conducted on behalf of Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

BRADFORD WERNLE

Ford of Europe's quiet designer made a big impact

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
The Sunday Times of London once referred to him as "Audi's Modest Mr. Smith." Indeed, Martin Smith, Ford's longtime European executive design director, is not a man of many words.... Read More »

 

2 automotive dynasties make 'most powerful' cut

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Town & Country, chronicler of the ultrarich and famous, has come out with its second annual "T&C 50" -- a list of the "world's most powerful" families. Among the great and glamorous dynasties included in the May issue are a pair of automotive clans -- the Agnellis of Fiat fame and the Porsche-Piech brood, descendants of Ferdinand Porsche.... Read More »

 

Porsche checks Macan for possible brake problem

May 28, 2014 19:19 CET
Porsche is inspecting 2,500 Macan SUVs to check for faulty brakes, the carmaker said. The majority of the Macans were delivered to customers in Europe. No other Porsches are affected by the action, the automaker said.... Read More »

 

Porsche inspecting 2,500 Macan crossovers for possible brake damage

1:15 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
Porsche is inspecting 2,500 Macan crossovers to check for faulty brakes after quality tests revealed that some brake booster units may have been damaged during the assembly process, the carmaker said on Wednesday.... Read More »

 

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Porsche adds second SUV

May 20, 2014 06:15 CET
Porsche hopes its Macan compact SUV will be able to repeat the success of its Cayenne, which accounted for 84,000 of the sports car maker's 162,000 global sales last year.... Read More »

 

BEST PRACTICES

Porsche owners unleashed at racetrack

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
As a rule, Porsche buyers have a need for speed. Hoffman Porsche of East Hartford, Conn., has started indulging that need by offering its most loyal customers a free excursion to the local racetrack.... Read More »

 

McLaren plans more models and higher margins

May 17, 2014 06:01 CET
McLaren turned a profit in 2013 and plans to remain in the black while adding models over the next three years. The carmaker aims to achieve margins closer to those of Ferrari or Porsche, CEO Mike Flewitt told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

VW Group sales up 8% in April on Europe, China

May 16, 2014 11:28 CET
VW Group deliveries rose 8 percent to 848,500 vehicles in April as strong demand in Europe and China offset declines in North and South America. Through four months the group's sales were up 6 percent to 3.25 million.... Read More »

 

Porsche may win VW options case despite 'slyness'

May 15, 2014 09:23 CET
Porsche SE may win a second victory in a legal battle with investors over its aborted takeover of Volkswagen Group after a judge said its actions were sly but not necessarily illegal.... Read More »

 

Porsche sued over 'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker's fatal crash

11:23 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Kristine Rodas, the widow of Roger Rodas -- who in November 2013 was killed along with “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker in a Porsche Carrera GT crash -- filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles against the automaker.... Read More »

 

Porsche tells N.A. dealers to cease using live Tigers for Macan marketing

4:22 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Porsche Cars North America is asking its dealers not to use live tigers in promotions of the new Macan mid-sized crossover after animal rights activists objected to the plans.... Read More »

 

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