Porsche says it will almost triple the size of its dealer network in China in the next few years, as the manufacturer unveiled sparkling sales in the country.

The automaker achieved deliveries of 14,785 vehicles to customers in China for the 2010 calendar year, including Hong Kong and Macau, up 62.7% compared with the previous 12 months.

The Cayenne model was the most popular Porsche model in China, with 8,612 units of the SUV sold, while demand also rose in the classic sports car segment.

Together with the Boxster series, which also includes the mid-engine Cayman sports car, the Porsche 911 recorded sales of 2,340 units, a 77% increase compared to the previous year. The Panamera, in the last calendar year sold 3,833 units of the four-seater Gran Turismo.

"We can look back on an extremely successful 2010", said Porsche board member for sales and marketing Bernhard Maier. "The new sales record clearly illustrates the position of Porsche on the growing Chinese market.

"In future we will offer a greater range of products and services. In addition, we will focus more closely on our customers' needs. For this purpose, we will almost triple the size of our dealer network in China in the next few years."