Sports car classic honoured
Stuttgart. The Porsche 911 has been honoured as the “2012 World Performance Car” at the New York International Auto Show. The 911 won the award against strong competition. The choice was between 19 vehicles in all. A high-powered jury made up of 64 automotive journalists from 25 countries gave first place to the 911. The seventh generation of the sports car classic from Zuffenhausen celebrated its world premiere back in September 2011 at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt.
Matthias Müller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG said of the success of the Porsche 911: “The new 911 received its first award only a short time after it was launched in December 2011. Since then there have been many more. But this internationally important prize is certainly the high-water mark to date.” Read more
Internet Auto Award for Porsche’s Gran Turismo
Stuttgart. The Porsche Panamera has won the Internet Auto Award in the higher and luxury class. Users of Internet portal AutoScout24 gave pride of place to the Gran Turismo for the second time since 2010.
Dr. Gernot Döllner, Director Product Line Panamera, accepted the evening award on behalf of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart at the Geneva Motor Show. “The Panamera offers the ideal combination of sportiness and practicality,” said Dr. Döllner. “With a choice of nine different Panamera models, we offer a model diversity unrivalled by any other competitor in this segment,” Dr. Döllner continued. Read more
Porsche at the Geneva Motor Show 2012
Stuttgart. At the beginning of March, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will be presenting one world premiere and two European premieres at the Geneva Motor Show. The new generation of the Boxster will make its debut in front of an international public at the Porsche press conference on 6 March at 09:30 a.m. (MEZ) in Hall 1. The conference will be broadcast live via internet (www.porsche.com/geneva) and via satellite. As European premieres Porsche will show the Panamera GTS and 911 Carrera Cabriolet too. Read more
Quality measure for Cayenne models
Stuttgart. The headlight locking system on current 2011 and 2012 Cayenne models is being reworked.
In-house quality investigations revealed that in rare cases an incorrectly locked headlight module can become detached.
Approximately 100,000 units of the Cayenne model line are being reworked. Letters are being sent to owners of the affected vehicles; the workshop job takes approximately 45 minutes and is free of charge for the customer.
source: Porsche AG
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart’s new sports car in the SUV segment has been given the name Macan. The name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics – core characteristics of the new off-road car.
“The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche”, said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG. “The name of a new Porsche has to fit with the brand, sound good in very many languages and dialects and evoke positive associations.” Read more