Believe it or not, that’s a 16.4 decrease compared to 2012, but that’s not a bad thing. AutoGuide explored this further and reached out to an IHS Automotive analyst to break it all down. At the moment, Porsche sells 21 variations of the 911 and a total of 51 derivative models based on seven nameplates. Porsche sold more Cayennes last year than 911s and Panameras combined, and the Macan became its second best-selling model. The analyst explained that "Even if the Macan brings in less profit per vehicle than the 911, Porsche will sell at least twice as many Macans as 911s next year and possibly generate more profit on the Macan than the 911, due to the higher volume.
The company is generating far more revenue - profitably - than with a smaller product lineup." What Porsche needs to avoid is to grow too much too soon, diluting the brand image. This is why Porsche analyzes the hell out of every new potential model before it gives it the production green light. That entry-level model slotted below the Boxster obviously didn't pass the test.