Which? names Porsche Best Car Brand

6th August 2013

Consumer magazine Which? has named Porsche the Best Car Brand in the UK for the second year in the row after combining its own test data and the opinions of it readers.

In the 2013 survey, the brand achieved a score of 87 per cent and a customer score of 94 per cent, with each of the rankings well ahead of any of its rivals.

The publication stated: "Topping the standings for the second year in a row, the addition of the new 911 to the ratings has done the Stuttgart-based manufacturer no harm."

It went on to note that the reliability for Porsche vehicles over three years is "decent" and explained that the upcoming test scores for the latest Boxster and Cayman models will further bolster the strong showing for the German marque.

The 986 and 987 Boxsters were rated the most satisfying to own by consumers that took part in the survey, with the vehicles each hitting a score of over 90 per cent.

The Porsche Cayenne also recorded a strong performance in the Which? Car Survey, with a ranking of 82 per cent and the accolade of a Best Buy award.

Judges said the model, which recorded a ranking of 82 per cent, is one of the sharpest 4x4s to drive, with "tremendous performance from excellent engine range" and a "comfortable ride and very well made".

Siegfried Bulow, chairman of the executive board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH, said: "This will complete the next major step in the preparatory stage of production of the Porsche Macan. The paint shop facilities have already been installed and the first car bodies will be painted in a test-operation as early as August. We are on schedule and are very keen to see the first car roll off the production-line in December."

The German firm is set to invest €500 million (£432 million) into the expansion of its Leipzig factory that will see the production of it new Macan, the manufacturer's new sports car in the SUV segment.