Porsche: As a sports car manufacturer, 50,000 sales was about as good as it got. It needed a broader product range to spread risk and make profitability more consistent. Along came two SUV models and a car. Now deliveries are over 200,000 units. I see 2016 as a leveling off period, after regular increases.
Quite an even spread of sales with the exception of South America but that is to be expected. Asia / Pacific may eclipse Europe / Other in 2016 for deliveries made.
|Asia / Pacific||78,750||35.0%||24%||63,270||33.3%||28%||49,572||30.6%|
Bentley: It was a niche car maker as recently as 2003 but it all changed with the Continental GT. Deliveries have settled around 10-11,000 with no chance to move on from there. Enter the Bentayga SUV. That will be a game changer.
Europe / Other managed to grow while Asia / Pacific was well down (read China).
|Asia / Pacific||2,848||28.2%||-23%||3,692||33.5%||25%||2,965||29.3%|
Summary: Both have been a success for the VW Group. Profit is something both generate and VW sure needs that. There are no shortage of people with the means and desire for nice cars.