(Corrects spelling of “decline” in first paragraph)
WEISSACH, Germany, June 9 (Reuters) - German sports car maker Porsche (PSHG_p.DE) expects sales of its flagship 911 model range to decline in the current fiscal year to end-July but confirmed on Monday total unit sales would be roughly flat at 97,500.
With the facelifted version of the 911 Carrera and Carerra S coupe and cabriolet set for market launch on July 5 in Europe and elsewhere in September, falling demand for the older models should push customer deliveries lower than the 37,415 sold in fiscal 2006/07.
“Sales will still be significantly over 30,000 units,” Porsche production boss Michael Macht told reporters on Monday, adding that overall sales could possibly be “somewhat more” than 97,500 in the current fiscal year.
He expects sales of the four different versions due for a facelift to clearly surpass 10,000 units in the coming 2008/09 fiscal year. (Reporting by Christiaan Hetzner)