Porsche and Diesel
Answers to all FAQs.
Porsche has always aligned its product range with the wishes of its customers and the drive for technological excellence. By 2022, Porsche will have invested over six billion euros in these areas, laying the foundations for sustainable growth – now and in the future.
By contrast, demand for diesel models is declining: Of Porsche global sales in 2017, just 12 percent were diesel models. Since February, Porsche has no longer offered any diesel models in its product range.
Why is Porsche discontinuing its diesel products?
Porsche has always aligned its product range with the wishes of its customers and seeks to take a leading technological role in doing so. Demand for diesel models is declining, and diesel has traditionally played a secondary role at Porsche: In 2017, just 12 percent of the vehicles we sold were diesel models. Since February 2018, Porsche has no longer offered any diesel models in its product range, and at the end of September 2018 we made the final decision not to offer any diesel drive systems in the future.
Did this decision arise from the current allegations of software manipulation in diesel engines, or based on the ongoing discussions about driving bans? The changed conditions on the market – falling demand for diesel models and growing interest in hybrids – have played a decisive role. We are concentrating on three pillars: further optimised combustion engines, plug-in hybrid models, and electric sports cars. 2019 Porsche launched the Taycan – the first fully electric sports car on the market.
Will Porsche not sell any diesel vehicles at all now?
Certified pre-owned diesel Macan, Panamera and Cayenne models will continue to be sold via our dealer network.
What services will Porsche offer after it stops producing diesel cars?
We take full responsibility for all diesel vehicles provided to customers.
What steps do I, as the owner of a Porsche diesel vehicle, need to take to get the free software update?
Porsche dealerships have been contacting their respective customers affected by this issue to arrange appointments for a workshop visit. If necessary, the Porsche dealership will provide replacement mobility for this time.
Jan 28, 2020 at 13:18