Porsche to reduce production from January: report

Porsche will reduce production of its two-seater sports cars from January 2013 as dwindling demand across Europe pushes yet another marque towards a slow down of vehicle manufacturing.
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Reuters reports production at Porsche's Zuffenhausen factory, near Stuttgart, will be limited to a five-day workweek starting in January, with seven-hour shifts – instead of eight – also under consideration, according to unidentified company sources.

Posche 991 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Porsche began boosting production at the plant in September by running extra shifts on Saturdays in an effort to meet orders for the new 991-series Porsche 911.

According to the report, the plant currently produces around 170 vehicles per day.

While Porsche says it has so far delivered a total of 116,050 cars to customers worldwide – an increase of more than 15 per cent compared with the same time last year – 6897 of the 11,688 vehicles sold globally in October were SUVs, with the Porsche Cayenne being the German performance brand’s best seller.