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Porsche Cars North America Inc.‘s sales shot up to 3,865 vehicles in November, a record 71 percent increase compared to the same month last year, when it sold 2,255 cars in the United States and Canada

The Cayenne SUV and the 911 led the way with increases of 80 percent and 94 percent, respectively. The Cayenne accounted for more than half of all sales in the region. 

The figures were announced about a week after Porsche broke ground on its new U.S. headquarters at the Aerotropolis Atlanta development near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Visiting Atlanta for the groundbreaking, Porsche AG Chairman Matthias Mueller told Global Atlanta that North America would drive growth for the next two years, although China is accelerating and could overtake the United States as the largest Porsche market by then.

After starting off slowly, sales have picked up in 2012. So far this year in North America, Porsche has sold 18 percent more cars than last year. From January through September, revenues globally had risen 28.1 percent to $13.14 billion from $10.25 billion during the same period in 2011. 

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