The global chip shortage impacts most automakers and has resulted in reduced shipments and production stoppages. While most automakers are seeing their deliveries decline, Porsche has seen deliveries increased by 13% in the first three quarters between January and September 2021. Porsche says it has delivered 217,198 vehicles around the globe.
The automaker notes that demand for its vehicles rose across all sales regions, but increased demand was particularly strong in the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East region. While deliveries have increased for Porsche, the automaker still says the coronavirus situation is dynamic, and it is facing challenges in procuring semiconductors. The most popular model for Porsche is the Cayenne, with deliveries of 62,451 units.
Porsche’s second most popular model was the Macan delivering 61,944 units, working out to a 12 percent increase in deliveries for that model. Its third most popular model may be a surprise to some. The electric Taycan sports car delivered 28,640 units to customers. 2021 is only the second year that model has been available globally, and it’s already surpassed deliveries of the iconic 911. So far, the 911 has delivered 27,972 units in the first three quarters of the year, which represents a 10 percent increase.
Porsche says the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman delivered 15,916 units. The four-door Porsche Panamera remains popular, delivering 20,275 units. In the Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Porsche says it delivered 97,841 vehicles in the first nine months of 2021. Those numbers represent a 12% increase compared to deliveries made during 2020.
Interestingly, the largest single market for Porsche is China, with 69,789 vehicles delivered, representing an 11% gain compared to 2020. In addition, Porsche delivered 56,332 vehicles across Europe.