Klaus Berning, executive vice-president of sales and marketing at Porsche in Germany, was in SA for last week’s official opening of the new centre. He believed “the real milestone and leap in sales” would come with the launch of the Panamera sports coupe towards the end of 2009.
The car was announced way back in July 2005.
It is expected to increase Porsche’s worldwide sales by 15 000 to 20 000 a year. The model range in South Africa runs from R495 000 for a Porsche Boxster to R2.6-million for a Porsche GT2.