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Riding Global Wave of New Car Sales

By delivering 209,984 vehicles through November of this year, Porsche has set a company record. It’s the first time the luxury sports car manufacturer has ever delivered 200,000 vehicles in one year, and that’s with a month still to go. The sales correspond to a 24 percent increase in sales over the same period in 2014 as the phenomenal growth of the global auto market continues. “With more than 200,000 Porsche models delivered, we have reached a milestone of our strategy (for) 2018 well ahead of schedule,” said Detlev von Platen, Porsche executive board member. “With out future-oriented products, our motivated staff and our powerful sales partners the world over, we are clearly well positioned for the future.” See why the brand has experienced such an increase by visiting Porsche of Tucson.

Consumers Flocking to Drive Cayenne

Cayenne, Porsche’s ultimate driver’s SUV, was the clear leader in November sales, delivering 6,579 vehicles. That’s more than a third of all Porsche vehicles sold in the month, which is a 39 percent increase from the year before. The Cayenne is unmatched in performance, handling and luxury, making it the perfect people and cargo hauler for people of means. The vehicle has experienced a 14 percent increase in sales from 2014. The Cayenne comes in six different trim levels, including the ultra efficient S e-hybrid. While most hybrid vehicles sacrifice performance for efficiency, this unit delivers 416 horsepower while still achieving 47 MPGe. By racing from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, the S e-hybrid delivers an enthusiastic driving experience that still lets you feel good about helping the planet.

Macan Offers Midsize Utility, Full-size Fun

If you need a sport utility vehicle that’s a little smaller and easier to park, consider the sporty Macan. This is the perfect people hauler for drivers who celebrate the Porsche tradition of not making any vehicle larger than it needs to be. Intense, powerful, concentrated, versatile; these are all adjectives that aptly describe the ultimate commuter vehicle that provides both comfort and passenger safety. From the characteristic Porsche headlights to the rear sloping roofline, the Macan exudes the legacy of an automaker that has dominated racing for the last 50 years. Luxury materials and an ergonomic layout make the cockpit a joy for drivers and passengers. Step on the accelerator and you’ll see why the Macan has been such a hit since its inception.

Porsche of Tucson Provides Impeccable Service

Porsche owners keep coming back for two reasons. One is the quality of the vehicle, and the other is top-notch customer service provided by dealers like Porsche of Tucson. Visit your Tucson Porsche dealership today for the ultimate luxury sports car experience.

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Redesign Adds 20 Horsepower

Visit the Detroit Auto Show in January 2016 and you’ll find the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S have packed a little more pop in their giddyup. By redesigning the intake ports, tweaking the fuel injectors and adding a little more fuel pressure, the engineers at Porsche have raised the Turbo’s output from 520 to 540 horsepower. The Turbo S also got a 20 horsepower boost, going up to 580 horses. A new dynamic boost function for the 2017 models also helps reduce turbo lag when you’re upshifting, delivering a more exhilarating driving experience. As you might expect, the times from 0 to 60 miles per hour are now a bit quicker. The Turbo model reaches 60 in just 2.9 seconds, while the Turbo S gets there in 2.8 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 205 mph. Visit Porsche of Tucson next year to try out the new Turbo models.

Exterior Gets Minor Refresh

For 2017, the new 911 lineup has a bit of a different look, with remodeled front and rear bumpers, different headlights and updated 20-inch wheels. Windswept taillights and new exhaust tips round out the exterior changes. The Porsche Stability Management system now has a Sport Mode, which lets you have a little more excitement before the stability control package kicks in and keeps you on the road. Push the “Sport Response” button and you get 20 seconds of hair raising overboost before things settle back down to normal. All Turbo models have parking sensors, LED headlights, a rearview camera and Sport Chrono package as standard equipment. Step up to the Turbo S and you not only get a little more speed, but also get to enjoy 18-way power seats, leather and additional carbon fiber highlights in the cockpit.

Carerra Now Has Turbo Induction

Say goodbye to the old naturally aspirated Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S. Now equipped with a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged engine, both models have gone the way of the Turbo and Turbo S, but at a reduced price. The Carrera engine generates 370 horsepower, while the Carrera S puts out 420 horses, which is about 20 more than previous models. The Carrera goes from 0 to 60 in just 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 183 mph, while the Carrera S hits 60 in just 3.7 seconds, with a max speed of 191 mph. Both models now have Porsche Active Suspension Management, to help you get the best handling possible to go with the additional performance. Take a test drive when these new models arrive at Porsche of Tucson to feel the excitement for yourself.