Come 2020, Porsche India will be launching a new all-electric car. Porsche Mission-E will make its global unveil in end of 2019 and will be launched in India early 2020.
Porsche India launched its operations here back in 2012. The automaker follows a strict quality check policy and this is one of the reasons why Porsche has only two manufacturing bases globally, both in Germany. Porsche has been selling its cars in India by importing them as CBU (Completely Built Unit) which attracts the highest percentage of import duty. As a result, all their offerings here cost an exorbitant amount and the least value for money products on sale here. In an interview with PTI, Mr Pavan Shetty shared, “We will launch a fully electric car in India at the beginning of 2020”. Want more information on the upcoming all-electric Porsche, read along.
Porsche showcased the Mission-E concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The production version of the all-electric Porsche will have its global unveil in end of 2019. The Mission-E will be the first car from Porsche to feature an all-electric drivetrain. The same will launch in India early 2020. The USP of the upcoming Mission-E is its charging capability that allows the car to run for 400 km in under 20 minutes of charge. Such charging speeds can only be achieved by special charging units and the initial batch of the same have been installed in several parts of Germany and the US already. Will the Indian Government allocate fund for setting up charging stations in India though?
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Set to compete with the Tesla Model S, which can be ordered in three guises i.e. 75D, 100D and P100D, the Porsche Mission-E will also allow its customer to choose between three variants. The Carrera variant will feature 300kW or 396 bhp of output, the Carrera S will feature 400kW or 529 bhp of output and finally the Turbo variant will have an output of 500kW or 661 bhp. Upon launch in India, the upcoming all-electric car from Porsche will be positioned between the Cayenne SUV and the Panamera 4-door GT car. Different body styles based on the Mission-E platform are also expected to come out in the following years.
Porsche India being a premium brand, doesn’t get to taunt other players with its sales numbers. In 2016, the company sold 401 cars in India with the number jumping to 434 cars in 2017. Commenting on the sales, Mr Shetty exclaims, “We are expecting stable growth in the country as it is difficult to judge the external conditions like exchange rate fluctuations etc.”
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