SHANGHAI -- Porsche forecasts another year of "strong and promising growth" in China after last year's 25 percent gain. But if there's a hair in the automaker's wonton soup, it is China's relatively low demand for sports cars.
China is on the verge of becoming Porsche's largest market -- sales there trailed those in the U.S. by fewer than 80 vehicles last year -- but it is only its fourth largest sports car market. Sales of Porsche's 911s, Boxsters and Caymans lag those of the Panamera sedan and Cayenne and Macan SUVs.
Just 13 percent of the roughly 47,000 Porsches sold to Chinese customers in 2014 were two-door models vs. nearly 30 percent globally.