Porsche Macan In High U.S. Demand
High Global Demand Constrains Allocations
If you need any more evidence that compact and midsize SUVs are hot, look no further than the Porsche Macan. Despite a pricetag cresting six figures for some fully optioned models, American customers can’t get enough of the Teutonic trucklet, Automotive News reports. Some buyers have been reportedly waiting as long as six months to take delivery of their vehicle.
Porsche’s U.S. dealers are pushing hard for a greater allocation of Macans to the U.S. market, but Porsche HQ is constrained by the dual factors of the capacity of the factory in Leipzig, Germany, and strong demand for the model in Europe and other global markets.
The Macan has been so successful that it is expected to help Porsche reach its yearly sales goal of 50,000 units in the U.S. three years before its initial 2018 deadline. The Macan is currently offered in the U.S. market in the S model with a 3.0L, 340hp twin-turbocharged V-6, or the Turbo with a 400hp 3.6L twin-turbo V-6. A 3.0L turbodiesel model is expected to be offered in the U.S. market later in 2015 as a 2016 model. There are no current plans to offer the base 2.0L I-4 Macan in the U.S.
Source: Automotive News