Porsche announces decision on diesel engine production

By Product Expert | Posted in Porsche Diesel, Porsche Panamera on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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Will Porsche offer diesel models in the future?

If you’re looking for a sports car and you’re a fan of diesel engines, you may be looking for an automaker that offers both. Porsche discontinued production of diesel-powered engine in early 2018, and they haven’t made any since then. Some people out there may be wondering if Porsche will offer diesel models in the future.

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close-up of Porsche insigniaPorsche announces decision on diesel engine production

Porsche continues to listen to consumers and produce the models drivers ask for. However, diesel-powered Porsche models began declining in popularity until 2017 when they reached a low of just 12 percent of all sales. Because of declining interest for diesel-powered engines among Porsche drivers, Porsche made the decision to halt diesel engine production in February of 2018 and six months later announced that they will permanently discontinue any production of diesel-powered cars. This was largely due to a recall on some of the Porsche diesel-powered models.

Alternative for diesel-powered Porsche models

While Porsche has discontinued diesel car production, they’ve shifted their focus on hybrids and electric-powered vehicles. In fact, 63 percent of all Panamera models produced in Europe are hybrid models, and we’re expecting those numbers to rise in the future. Additionally, Porsche will release the first fully-electric sports car on the market in the Taycan. The electric models have a few advantages such as saving drivers money on gas, leaving a much smaller carbon footprint on the environment, and offering more versatile performance characteristics.

Porsche is continuing to update their lineup and give drivers exactly what they’re looking for. Learn more by contacting McDaniels Porsche!

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