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Atlanta-based Porsche sees continued strong vehicle sales

While many of the nation’s automakers are experiencing declining sales for the first quarter of this year,

Porsche Cars North America announced record sales for the month of March.

The increased sales mirror gains in January and February, according to company officials.

The German automaker, whose North American headquarters is in Atlanta, sold 4,779 vehicles in March, with a total of 15,024 vehicle sales for the first quarter, a nearly eight percent increase in sales from a year ago.

“It has been a month of celebrations for Porsche. First, we claimed the No.1 spot in the 2019 J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study, followed by a record March. This is a testament to our 191 U.S. dealers and their employees, who help ensure our customer experience lives up to the same superb quality as our cars,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “I am grateful customers are already showing this level of Porsche passion at the start of an amazing year that will feature a new 911, a refreshed Macan, and our first purely electric sports car, the Taycan.”

Officials said the March numbers were led by consumer demand for the new Cayenne, an SUV.

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