10,000th Panamera rolls off the line

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Less than three months after the new Panamera went on sale, the 10,000th unit has rolled off the production line at the Leipzig plant of Porsche AG.

The 500-hp Platinum Silver Metallic Panamera Turbo will be delivered to a customer in Singapore.

“Sales of the Panamera have really taken off: we have already secured over 9,000 orders,” said Michael Macht of Porsche AG. “Shortly after it was launched, our Gran Turismo won the coveted Golden Steering Wheel and Auto Trophy awards in Germany. It has also won many international prizes.”

The Panamera 4S is proving particularly popular and has a global share of 44 per cent, putting it ahead of the Turbo (36 per cent) and the Panamera S (20 per cent).

In Canada, 76 Panameras had been delivered by the end of November 2009.

The company plans to build 20,000 Panameras per year across the whole product cycle. It is being manufactured at the Leipzig plant, sharing a production line with the Cayenne SUV.