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    North America August Sales ....

    Further to Ron's post in the "news" thread ......

    In North America (US+CAN)

    997 TT sales were once again very strong with 147 units (264 in June and 218 in July) representing more or less 15% of all 997 sold.

    "Regular" Cayman is also selling well with close to 200 units (181 in August and 195 in July)

    Cayman S is still rather strong even if it is clearly suffering a bit from the "Regular" one with 367 units sold in August (vs 455 in July)

    Interesting to note that since the introduction of the "regular" Cayman, Cayman (S+reg) sales are clearly out-stripping those of the Boxster by a long shot ... 650 vs 564 in July and 548 vs 279 in August.

    On a more anecdotal note, only 2 CGT found a home in August against 17 in July and it has been the smallest month on record .... except when the car started to be shipped in the US during summer 2004.

    Re: North America August Sales ....

    How are sales defined? The trend on the 997TT does not seem promising.

    The regular Cayman sales only confirms what many have known. The Cayman S was priced too high. I suspect eventually Porsche will have to try and resusitate BOxster sales by incresing hp more than they have (which would create a differnet problem with the 911) or officially merging it into Cayman model.

    Re: North America August Sales ....


    Sales are defined by deliveries to the FINAL customer.

    As far as the 997 TT is concerned, I believe in June there was a huge hype around the car so deliveries were somehow too high.... Also keep in mind that August is a "small" month as the factory is closed ... and those car are fairly taylor-made ....

    I tend to agree with your analysis on the Cayman ...

     
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