Plan To Increase US Porsche Macan Allocation In The Works

plan to increase us porsche macan allocation in the works

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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  • Kurtamaxxguy Kurtamaxxguy on Jan 27, 2015

    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.

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    • SunnyvaleCA SunnyvaleCA on Jan 27, 2015

      "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.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jan 27, 2015

    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.

  • Cbrworm Cbrworm on Jan 28, 2015

    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.

  • Ex007 Ex007 on Jan 28, 2015

    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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