By on January 27, 2015

2015 Porsche Macan S

Been waiting a while for a chance to drive home a Porsche Macan? The automaker plans to increase supply to meet demand in 2015.

According to Automotive News, Porsche Cars North America COO Joe Lawrence says his subsidiary is pushing for more units because of the Macan’s popularity thus far, and to ensure no customers waiting in line will go seek solace in an X4 or Evoque.

Said wait has been six months and above since the premium crossover went on sale in the United States last May: 7,241 units left the showroom from May through December 2014.

As for how many will be allocated in 2015, Lawrence couldn’t confirm, citing production constraints at the automaker’s factory in Leipzig, Germany and high global demand as factors. A diesel model is also expected in the U.S. by the end of this year.

However many Macans do hit the road this year will help Porsche reach its goal of 50,000 sold in the U.S. annually three years ahead of schedule; 47,007 911s, Cayennes, Macans et al were sold in 2014.

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18 Comments on “Plan To Increase US Porsche Macan Allocation In The Works...”

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    If money and practicality were not an issue this would be sitting in my driveway

    • 0 avatar

      And me as well.

      It is sort of like my reaction to potato chips or hamburgers. When I see them I next find them half uneaten and not remembering having thought it through…just grabbed and ate.

      Same with this small Porsche….or any Porsche, for that matter. I think it is the design that triggers some deeply hidden and controlling impulse. Those headlights! The way the whole front end just says superior machine….just grabs me.

      So far my inner practical man has been able to prevent purchase. That…or the fear of my wife’s beating me has been winning over. Like all German makes, the fear of the future maintenance cost also takes control after the drooling slows.

      Plus I think I can hear laughing and giggling across the big water after somebody buys one…they soon can send over more $5,000 brake pads.

      So as much as I stand around staring and wishing at these in parking lots, I will likely end up with the new MKX or worse, the new Edge next year.

      Certainly NEVER the damn Honda those knuckleheads were hugging in the previous posts.

      BTY…why do these never have the Macon emblems anywhere on them? See them and look around but never see the names.

    • 0 avatar

      I’m lucky enough to have a sports car and an SUV in my driveway, but if I had to go to one, this would easily be my top choice. Granted it leans more toward performance than practicality, but that is a formula I am fine with.

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    As this will become the nouveaux riche or (more likely) fake-it-on-debt-serfdom-till-you-make-it new equivalent for what were small to barely mid-size BMW/Mercedes/Audi/Volvo sedans & wagons of the 90s, costing as much as current well equipped E Class MB or 5 Series BMW, sought after by the 98%tile to 99.3%tile of DINKS or DI1KS (1 kid), I recommend Porsche build a Mexican or assembly plant dedicated to assembling these and other aspirational, “premium,” “sporty” SACUAVs (sport activity compact utility & accessory vehicles).

    If they play their cards right, these will cost less to build than a Mercedes CLA or GLA (maybe even VW GTI), and they can get $550/month (MB E Class Money) on a continuous two & three year lease cycle for them from aspirational, fashion conscience, access-to-credit/debt SiliconE Valley moms or single women everywhere.

    These vehicles really will have sealed for life transmission fluid, coolant, refrigerant, etc. systems, as their useful life will be 80,000 miles max, before being wholesaled & shipped to developing countries entering into new, even more lopsided “fair” trade agreements with the U.S., to be rebuilt on the cheap by industrial, enterprising, hungry & clever skilled mechanic there.

    • 0 avatar

      What I wear to work: Armani, Breitling, Porsche

    • 0 avatar

      This is just pure observation, but the majority of these I see are driven by men and I see quite a few and that includes two neighbors.

    • 0 avatar

      Wait…EVEN if you NEVER read a magazine or have been influenced by any social media or friends…just seeing a Porsche would be enough to trigger something. Even the look alone says quality and fantastic design.
      I do not know why or how…but these cars, even their paint colors and quality, stand out side by side with any other car.

      They may be stupid purchases, but they do trigger something all by themselves. Just like any beautiful thing, triggers are pulled and pressure points touched in the right ways.

    • 0 avatar

      As lovely as the Escape sized $55,000 Macan is, I’m holding out for the Porsche Woody Station Wagon:

      • 0 avatar

        Next one is a XC60…

        I just saw the latest CX60 at a Volvo dealer while getting my Mazda6 service next door. The new T6 with supercharged AND turbo charged SUV getting 30 MPG HWY is my next car.
        Sorry, Porsches and others…this thing just holds stuff, gets great MPG AND has the softest leather and luxury for 41K I have ever seen…and the vision all around is astounding for an SUV these days with those ridiculous D pillars.

        Just need to wait for them to come off 2 year leases!!!!

  • avatar

    This is really answering the obvious. The car looks great. performs well, and has a waiting list. Very popular where I live, along with its brother the Cayenne.

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    The Macan (per most reviewers so far) isn’t a practical CUV (a VW Golf offers nearly the same interior space), but a sports car with a hatch. It apparently excels to those craving a eurocar experience, for good (driving) and bad (expenses). Will be fascinating to see how/if Macans hold their value.

    • 0 avatar

      I can’t imagine many Porsche buyers that place disproportionatly high value in practicality. As far as resale, time will tell, but the Cayenne does very well with resale. Of course, in the short term, as there is still a waiting list to get a Macan, I’m sure resale is through the roof.

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      “but a sports car with a hatch”

      Actually, Porsche has been shipping an _actual_ sports car with a hatch since model year 2006. And it’s available with a stick shift. Strangely, it’s their lowest volume vehicle. On the bright side, it’s sitting in my garage! :-)

      Anyway, the Macan’s bonus is that it is Porsche’s highest-performing vehicle on the EPA charts (for light trucks). It’s also Porsche’s lowest-cost vehicle, so I’ll guess they sell a lot of them.

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    When I saw one of these for the first time at a car show, in white, I hated it. Since then, having seen several others in colors like graphite, black, and navy, it has really grown on me. It’s a premium looking thing, and looks very nice both parked and in motion. I’m into the 4-block headlamps too.

    It’s not “practical” or really “affordable,” but that’s a Porsche for you. I like it.

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    Porsche definitely has some great styling/suspension/driving experience engineers. If you look at the parts individually, meh. But you put them together and they create a great package.

    After driving every vehicle in a fairly broad ranging segment, the Porsche Cayenne V8 (turbo or non) was the only vehicle that I preferred to drive over the Infiniti FX45 that I bought. Every time I see a Cayenne on the road I wonder what the ownership experience would have been like (so far we are, at 120K on the infiniti w/out any $$$ non-warranty issues). My dad has an older Cayenne and says he may keep it forever. It is the first car he has kept for more than a few years, I think this one is going on 10. My one wish is that the FX45 had 2/3rds the brakes that the Cayenne has. The Cayenne brakes are fade proof. Towing a heavy trailer down a mountain, or driving as aggressively through the mountains as you can in a big heavy vehicle, the brakes never whimper. The FX brakes w/ better pads and ATE fluid fade and fail way too soon.

    So, based on all that – I bet the Macan is a hoot if you are looking for something a little smaller.

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    Had my Macan Turbo for five months/5,000+ miles and it still puts a smile on my face every time I get in it. No problems, save one: With 21″ wheels and no mud flaps, it is impossible to keep it clean during the winter. Other than that, car has exceeded everyone of my expectations. In short, the Macan IS a hoot.

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