Porsche said it would soon be producing all its two-door cars at its Zuffenhausen headquarters following the successful production launch of the 718 Cayman. Use of production capacities at the Volkswagen plant in Osnabruck, home of the previous generation, ends in mid-August.
The move will boost production to around 240 vehicles per day from 220 in Zuffenhausen now.
Porsche last year delivered 22,663 vehicles of the Boxster and Cayman models (2014: 23,597 units). "After production had naturally declined based on the product life cycle, we now have a great deal of confidence in the new generation of our mid-engine sports cars," the automaker said.
The latest model has more power and better fuel economy thanks to the newly developed four-cylinder flat engines with turbocharging. For the first time, the Coupe and Roadster will have the same power. The entry-level version starts at 220kW (300hp) from two litres of engine displacement. The sportier S-models develop 257kW (350hp) from 2.5 litres.
Boxster deliveries started at the end of April. The Caymans follow at the end of September 2016 – in Europe to start.