Porsche Cars North America sales for the fiscal year that ended July 31, 2002 were down to 23,108 from the 25,412 cars sold in the previous fiscal year.

However, PCNA said it sold more 911 models in 2002 than in any previous fiscal year with wholesale sales of 12,620 units up 14.4% over the previous year.
In worldwide terms, while production and sales neared last year's level, revenue and profit increased due to improved model mix.

Preliminary figures show that Porsche AG sold 54,234 (wholesale) vehicles worldwide, down 0.6% from the 54,586 units in the previous year, with the evergreen 911 accounting for 32,337.

Global 911 sales were up 21%, mainly due to strong demand for the new Carrera 4S and Targa models and the continuing success of the Turbo, which sold 5,736 units (up 8.5%).

Global sales of the ageing though freshly facelifted Boxster, on the other hand, were down by 21% from the previous year. The Boxster S sold 10,385 units accounting for 47.4% of the overall Boxster sales of 21,897 units.

Porsche produced 55,050 sports cars in all, 1.3 percent below the previous year's 55,782 units.

The main Zuffenhausen plant produced 34,787 vehicles, 7.2% more than in the previous year.

Porsche Group revenue rose by almost 10% to a total of approximately 4.8 billion euros (up from 4.4 billion Euro in the previous year).