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UK prices are set to go up if the Government fails to secure a deal in time for the planned 29 March exit from the EU

Porsche has told its customers that they might have to pay up to 10% on top of the price of their car in import tariffs should there be a no-deal Brexit.

The UK is currently due to leave the European Union on 29 March but has yet to strike a deal, meaning tariffs of up to 10% could be applied to imports and exports.

Anyone ordering a Porsche since 18 January has been informed they might have to pay extra tariffs in the event of no deal. Anyone who ordered a car before then is not affected.

“When our customers are looking to order a car, we try to keep them informed with as much information as possible. This includes any changes outside of our control that may affect the price of the car they’re interested in purchasing,” said Porsche.

“As one potential outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there is a possibility that a duty of up to 10% may be applied to cars imported into the UK by us after 29 March. In light of this, we have chosen to inform customers whose cars are likely to arrive after Brexit occurs to warn them that they may be affected by this tariff – allowing them to be fully informed at the point of sale and, if they wish, to adjust their order accordingly.

“This is a precautionary step in the interests of allowing our customers to plan ahead, should this situation arise.”

Porsche is the first car maker to show its hand with a tangible impact of what a no-deal Brexit would look like. Other car makers are understood to be set to follow suit in the coming days, with 2020 model year prices rising by 10% in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


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porkerfan 5 March 2019


No deal goes ahead.  There is some disruption but within 12 months, UK economy starts to boom.  Meantime, EU goes full on recession.  Euro dives by in value by 25%.  Who's laughing now....

irishboy4 19 February 2019

British built vs Dacia

No one mentions the old adage “buy British”. The Civic, Astra and Auris are British cars. Yet people still purchase the merc A class which has the 40 year old Dacia 1461cc engine. The former three cars are far more advanced and would ensure continuity of employment for people in the U.K. if purchased in volumes. 

jag150 17 February 2019

Porsche UK can swallow that.

Porsche UK can swallow that. Back in the late 90s their sales were being hit by people buying personal imports in Europe, 20% less than Porsche GB prices. A friend bought a new 911, having been told Porsche GB would never cut prices and would protect margins. 2 weeks later they cut UK prices by 10%,they offered him a grand as compensation, nothing compared to the 7k he had just lost. You pay for that showroom, you pay for that salesman, you pay for that cup of dealer coffee. It was estimated years ago if that was all cut out, prices would drop 30% for starters. Why does the motoring press not complain...hmm the relationship is far far too cosy.
irishboy4 19 February 2019

Sales people

that could be a sales girl, they are not all male