Porsche is expanding production of the 718 model range at the Volkswagen Group’s multi-brand plant in Osnabruck to meet demand and probably prepare for the future. Osnabruck is the same factory that is responsible for the production of the Cayenne crossover. It will take time to get Osnabruck ready for production of the 718, as the cars are due to roll off the assembly line in mid-2023.
Porsche noted that this expansion will not affect the number of employees currently working on the production of 718 at the current plant in Zuffenhausen in Stuttgart.
The 718 shares a production line with the 911 sports car, the demand for which has increased slightly: in 2021, a record number of cars were delivered worldwide — 38,464 units, which is 12% more than in 2022. In the first quarter of 2022, Porsche delivered 9,327 911 cars. In 2021, Porsche delivered 20,502 718 models, and in the first quarter of 2002, a total of 4,536 Porsche 718s were delivered, which is approximately the same as last year.
The transition to production of the 718 takes place near the end of the life cycle of the current car with an internal combustion engine. The next-generation Model 718 will be electric and will be the automaker’s third electric vehicle. Following the electric Macan, the next-generation model 718 should appear by 2025.