Porsche's global sales shot up nearly 13 percent in September on the back of strong sales in China and the United States, the company announced on Thursday. However, the automaker's overall sales were hurt by weakening sales in the European market.
Porsche's worldwide sales increased 12.6 percent to 11,888 units last month. China remained Porsche's single largest market during the month, with sales increasing 31.3 percent to 2,818 units. The United States wasn't far behind with a 26.1 percent increase to 2,736 vehicles.
The Cayenne was easily Porsche's most popular model in the United States during the month, with sales of the SUV surging 47.3 percent to 1,370 deliveries. The Panamera widened its lead on the 911 to secure its spot as Porsche's second best-selling model line in the U.S., with sales increasing 17.9 percent to 606 units.
However, things weren't as bright for Porsche in Europe, where September sales fell 5.1 percent to 4,067 vehicles. In Porsche's home market of Germany, sales slipped 1.3 percent to 1,325 vehicles.
For the year Porsche's global sales are up 14.7 percent to 104,362 deliveries.