| April 20
April 20 German sports-car maker Porsche
said sales of the overhauled Panamera coupe may beat
deliveries of the four-door model's first generation.
Porsche has sold almost 100,000 units of the Panamera, which
competes with BMW's 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz's
flagship S-Class, since the model was launched in
2009, sales chief Bernhard Maier told Reuters at the Shanghai
auto show on Saturday.
"I certainly see the chance that if world markets continue
to develop favourably, we'll be able to sell more (Panameras)
than of the first generation," Maier said at the show where the
new Panamera was premiered.
The Chinese car market, the biggest sales region for the
Panamera, may expand between 7-10 percent this year, Maier said,
citing expert forecasts. Luxury-vehicle sales may increase
"slightly" more, he added.
(Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)