Porsche sales in the first half rose 14% to 69,171 vehicles after June volume was up almost 19% to 12,699.

Sales and marketing chief Bernhard Maier said: “We cannot separate ourselves from the economy as a whole. With regard to the European Economic in particular, we will continue to monitor developments closely and respond quickly if necessary. Nevertheless, we are currently planning for double-digit growth in 2012.”

Europe sales rose 19.7% to 26,024 with Germany up 20.8% to 9,536. Asia Pacific sales rose 17% to 23,948 with China up 24.5% to 15,274.

The Cayenne remained most popular Porsche with volume up 15.5% to 34,727.