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    Diesel Is No More At Porsche

      Production of diesel models has come to a close

    Nine years ago, Porsche introduced its first diesel-powered model, the Cayenne SUV. This was followed by diesel variants of the Panamera and Macan. But Porsche has now ended production of all diesel models.

    According to Autocar, Porsche has ended sales of the Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel. A Porsche spokesman said the move mirrors the “cultural shift” of the brand's customers. The spokesman also mentioned, “another software update” for the diesel engines that are part of “ongoing consultation with the authorities”, likely hinting at regulatory issues concerning the future of these engines.

    The removal of diesel is no great loss to Porsche as a source tells Autocar the fuel only made up 15% of automaker’s total worldwide sales. Porsche's focus will now be on hybrids and the upcoming Mission E electric vehicle.

    Source: Autocar



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    40 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    This is not unexpected. but 15% is a big number.

    Porsche does not sell that many CARS worldwide, so a disproportionate percentage to diesel cars is not that surprising.

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    1 hour ago, riviera74 said:

    Porsche does not sell that many CARS worldwide, so a disproportionate percentage to diesel cars is not that surprising.

    But Porsche sold 55,420 in 2017 and 54,280 in 2016 in the US alone.

    That is 8,313 diesel for 2017 and 8,142 for 2016 in the US only. That is allot of auto's that were sold as Diesel.

    Found their Global anouncement for 2016:

    https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/company/porsche-deliveries-2016-sales-record-13310.html

    They sold a total of 237,778 in 2016 globally. That is 35,667 that were Diesel. That is a large amount of auto's. I hope their hybrids get here sooner rather than later same with the EVs.

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