Everyone wants a Porker.
Porsche has been incredibly successful of late, even for Porsche. The Taycan sold far better than expected after its release last year and the year as a whole was outstanding for the brand. The sportscar manufacturer shows no signs of letting up and is working on a new 911 Safari to add to its extensive portfolio, but even before that arrives, 2021 has been a remarkable year. The Stuttgart-based automaker is reporting 153,656 vehicle deliveries worldwide in the first six months of 2021, a new delivery record for the half-year and an increase of a whopping 31 percent compared to 2021.
The most successful model was again the Cayenne, with 44,050 units delivered - 12% more than in 2020. The Macan came in at second place with 43,618 models delivered representing a 27% increase. The Taycan built on its strong debut year with 19,822 deliveries so far, which is just under what the model achieved in the whole of 2020. It's not far behind deliveries of the iconic 911 either, which saw 20,611 units delivered (a 22% increase). As for the 718 Boxster and Cayman twins, 11,922 units were delivered for an increase of 33% while the Panamera increased by 6% to see 13,633 vehicles delivered,
Porsche is naturally "extremely delighted with the high level of demand" for its cars and says that its increase in deliveries is above that of the overall market. China was once again the biggest single market with 48,654 deliveries taking place there while the US recorded a massive 50% increase to 36,326 deliveries. Furthermore, the new direction taken towards electrification is proving beneficial: "In Europe, around 40% of the cars currently being delivered have an electric motor - whether they're a purely electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid." Porsche goes on to say that it is cautiously optimistic about more growth as markets continue to contend with the effects of the global pandemic.