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Gas-Powered Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman May Die Off in 2025, Gas-Powered Macan Goes Away in 2026

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Porsche is transitioning away from gas-powered versions of the 718 Cayman, 718 Boxster, and Macan, with plans to cease production of these models by 2026. According to Automobilwoche, the gas-powered 718 Boxster and Cayman will be discontinued by end of 2025, followed by the gasoline Macan in 2026. These changes come as Porsche shifts its focus to electric vehicles (EVs), driven by increasingly stringent regulations and the desire to innovate.

Porsche’s production manager Albrecht Reimold confirmed the timelines for the discontinuation, emphasizing the company’s commitment to an all-electric future. He hinted at the excitement surrounding the upcoming electric replacements, particularly the Boxster and Cayman, which he described as “real fun cars.” Spy shots suggest that the convertible version may be released first, indicating Porsche’s strategic rollout of their new electric lineup.

The previous-generation Macan, despite its popularity and strong sales outside Europe, is also on the chopping block. The limited availability of parts and financial impracticality of investing in an older model are key factors in this decision. Reimold highlighted that, as a luxury manufacturer, Porsche does not rely solely on volume but prioritizes innovation and compliance with evolving regulations.

Sales data from 2023 show significant demand for these models, with the 718 lineup growing by 13 percent to 20,518 units and the Macan maintaining steady sales at 87,355 units. The impending discontinuation of these gas-powered vehicles is expected to impact Porsche’s overall deliveries. However, the electric Macan, which is already available, is likely to attract buyers who previously preferred gasoline engines.

As Porsche accelerates its transition to electric vehicles, the departure of the 718 Cayman, 718 Boxster, and gasoline-powered Macan marks a pivotal moment. While enthusiasts may mourn the loss of these iconic models, the shift to EVs reflects Porsche’s commitment to sustainability and technological advancement. The future of Porsche is electric, and the upcoming models promise to deliver the performance and excitement that the brand is renowned for.

Sources: Motor1 via Automobilewoche

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