Porsche Reportedly Ending Production of All Diesel Models

Porsche Reportedly Ending Production of All Diesel Models

A recent report from Autocar suggests that Porsche will be officially ending production of all its diesel vehicles for the foreseeable feature. The report states that a Porsche representative suggested that the decision was part of a “cultural shift” as demand for diesel models has fallen in recent years, thanks in part to the Volkswagen emission scandal of a few years ago. Unlike with their gas engines, Porsche did not develop its own diesel powertrains but sourced them from elsewhere within the Volkswagen Group. The move also will be seen as a shift toward electrified powertrains, starting with the release of the Mission E four-door electric model set for release sometime in 2019 and a hybrid version of the next-gen 911 also due at some point next year. In addition to these new and upcoming models, Porsche have already been enjoying success with E-Hybrid versions of the Panamera 4-door sport sedan and the large Cayenne SUV. Hybrids and electrified vehicles in general will obviously be a huge factor in the auto industry moving forward and this move away from diesel will likely allow Porsche to focus on how to best integrate electrified powertrains into their lineup of performance-oriented vehicles.

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