We don’t need to tell you the reasons why 2020 was a fairly troublesome one for those in the business of selling cars. Given the circumstances, Porsche’s total output of 272,162 cars ain’t bad at all – it’s just three per cent down on 2019, which was the company’s best in history.
SUVs inevitably remain its big sellers, Cayenne sales actually increasing last year, to 92,860 – almost a third of all Porsche’s output.
But the most interesting news is electric. The Taycan’s first full year on sale saw 20,015 find buyers, which isn’t far off the 21,784 who bought a 718 – aka both the Boxster and Cayman combined.
This “despite a six-week pause in production just as the new model was ramping up,” according to Porsche. Yikes.
If you’re a luddite sent into a cold sweat by the news, then fear not: Porsche sold 34,328 examples of the 911, proving the Taycan has some way to go to topple the company’s most iconic car. But would you dare bet against that happening in a (hopefully) more prosperous 2021?
By the way, the Taycan made its electrifying debut here in Malaysia not too long ago. You can about it by clicking these blue words...