Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will not be available in EU

Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will not be available in EU

In a few months, the new European Union safety regulations will begin to apply, and their first victims are the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman, which will no longer be offered in the EU. However, the Cayman GT4 RS and Boxster RS Spyder remain in the offer.

The fourth generation Boxster/Cayman debuted in 2016 under the internal codename “982”. The first generation Macan is even older, considering that it has been on the market since 2014. It is unlikely that the withdrawal of the 718 model from the EU will significantly affect Porsche sales, while the petrol Macan is a very sought-after commodity.

In an interview with Motor1, a Porsche spokesperson said that these two models will not be able to be registered in the EU, but will continue to live in other markets. The problem is the electrical architecture that the Boxster and Cayman use, and the changes that Porsche would have to make to these cars would cost the company too much. For the same investment, Porsche could produce a completely new model.

The new generation Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxter will arrive on the market next year and will be fully electric models.

Source: Porsche, Motor1