The Porsche Taycan outsold the Cayman last year

Porsche’s first all-electric offering sold just over 20,000 units
by Stephen Dobie | Jan 13, 2021
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We don’t need to tell you all the reasons 2020 was a fairly troublesome one for those in the business of selling cars. Given the circumstances, Porsche’s total sales output of 272,162 cars last year ain’t bad at all—it’s just 3% down on 2019, which was the company’s best in history.

SUVs inevitably remain its big sellers, with Cayenne sales actually increasing last year to 92,860 units—almost a third of all Porsche’s output.

But the most interesting news is electric. The Porsche Taycan’s first full year on sale saw 20,015 units sold, which isn’t far off the 21,784 units for the 718—aka the Boxster and the Cayman combined.

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This “despite a six-week pause in production just as the new model was ramping up,” according to the German carmaker. Yikes.

If you’re a luddite sent into a cold sweat by the news, then fear not: Porsche sold 34,328 examples of the 911, proving the Taycan has some way to go to topple the company’s most iconic car. But would you dare bet against that happening in a (hopefully) more prosperous 2021?

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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