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nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
7/30/19 1:12 p.m.

Porsche US sales volume for the past 20 years:

...Overall sales continue to rise, but all the growth is from SUVs.  Sports car sales are off from where they were nearly two decades ago.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
7/30/19 2:11 p.m.
yupididit said:

In reply to Duke :

No one is telling you what to drive though. 

But they will be, when eventually no manufacturer makes nice cars anymore, just these overpriced, too-tall squashed bug things.

8valve
8valve Reader
7/30/19 6:14 p.m.

I want to see the breakdown of the 2010+ red part of the graph by model....

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
7/31/19 10:18 a.m.

In reply to 8valve :

  • In the early 90's Porsche was selling about 5,500 cars per year, total, before the Boxster debuted in 1997. Porsche sells 10 times as many vehicles today.  
  • Boxster sales were strongest from 1998-2002 but have been low ever since, despite terrific improvements with each new generation.  
  • The Cayenne was the sales leader from its introduction until Porsche hiked up the price to differentiate it from the Macan, the current best seller.  
  • That hole in sales from 2008-2012 is a snapshot of the "great recession" -- compare that to the little "dot com crash" dip in 2002.  
  • Porsche currently outsells Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Maserati, and Genesis combined; or almost as many vehicles as Mini and Jaguar combined.
mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise HalfDork
7/31/19 2:50 p.m.

Porsche has taken30,000 pre-orders for the new Taycan.

Porsche has already increased scheduled production output for the sedan to 40,000 units annually in preparation for the surge.

 Porsche currently sells about 35,000 911s per year.

yupididit
yupididit UltraDork
7/31/19 4:39 p.m.

In reply to nderwater :

Imagine all the people who wanted a Porsche but had 2 kids they needed to haul around. The cayenne solved that issue. Tapped into the family market. A lot easier to justify a P car when the whole family can ride! 

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
12/11/19 1:19 p.m.

So Porsche has announced pricing for the Taycan 4S:  base price is $105K.  For comparison the 911 4S starts at $120K and the 911 Carrera starts at $97K.  The Taycan 4S is a bit quicker 0-60 than the Carrera PDK and a bit slower than the 911 4S PDK, but it's close throughout the 1/4 mile. 

I had been thinking that the Taycan would eat into Panamera sales, but now I'm wondering if it won't actually eat into 911 sales too.

yupididit
yupididit UberDork
12/11/19 3:56 p.m.

Don't revive this thread, are you trying to give Duke a heart attack? 

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 Reader
12/11/19 7:25 p.m.

I just bought a used cayenne with a 6 speed manual and 265/65r18 tires. I love it. It is actually a very competent off-roader, very fun to drive. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Dork
12/11/19 7:55 p.m.

30,000 people put deposit on Taycan in Europe only 

b13990
b13990 Reader
12/12/19 7:11 p.m.
Cooter said:

I just never understand why automotive "enthusiasts" love to hate vehicles that other people love.

Honestly I just think they obstruct the scenery.

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