The Taycan — Porsche’s aboriginal assembly electric car that’s additionally accessible in rose gold — ability be new, but it isn’t demography abundant time to balmy up to buyers. Outside of the company’s SUVs, the new EV was the highest-selling Porsche archetypal in the US in Q3.
Those models are historically low-volume sellers to activate with, but it’s hasty nonetheless, abnormally accustomed that the $104,000 Taycan has the accomplished abject amount of any Porsche model.
Porsche announced its Q3 sales abstracts on Thursday. In total, the automaker awash 15,548 cars from July through September. It acclaimed that there was a 5% access in sales over the aforementioned time aftermost year.
The acknowledged car was the abate Macan SUV, with 5,466 cars sold. Then came the bigger Cayenne SUV, with 4,509 cars sold. Porsche’s third acknowledged car was the Taycan, which awash 1,858 examples.
That beats out the cardinal of Porsche 911s (1,567), 718s (1,084), and Panameras (1,064) sold.
Note that sports coupes, convertibles, and sedans — which ascertain the aloft three — don’t absolutely advance the sales allegation in today’s market. What is hasty is that the Taycan was still added accepted with buyers, admitting its auto anatomy appearance and its college access amount tag.
The Taycan additionally starts at $103,800 for the 4S model, which is added than the starting prices for the 911, 718, and Panamera. In fact, it has the accomplished starting amount of any Porsche archetypal currently actuality offered in the US.
Plug-in car sales accounted for about 2% of all light-duty car sales in the US aftermost year, according to the Department of Energy. The Taycan accounted for 12% of Porsche’s sales in Q3 alone. How the Taycan will advertise through the blow of 2020 all-embracing charcoal to be seen, but these are solid numbers to alpha out with.
Porsche says its Q3 abstracts were bigger over its Q2 figures, which were bottomward due to COVID-19 lockdowns.