The Macan-Story

Thursday, 24.04.2014 at 08.05 pm on n-tv 

This is the fifth model range by the sports car manufacturer Porsche to be built in Leipzig – the “small SUV” Macan. Since the managing board reached the decision in late 2010, Porsche has invested some 700 million euros in expanding its Leipzig factory. A new production hall has been built, along with an ultra-modern paint shop. Around 1500 new employees have been hired, trained and integrated in the production process.

During the last 24 months, n-tv closely followed the process on the ground: the construction of the new assembly halls, the building of the first Macan, training on the assembly line, the launch of full-scale production, and the inauguration of the factory on 11 February. From 2015 onwards, Porsche intends to build 50,000 cars of this model. As a result, it will soon be turning over more with SUVs and its luxury sedan Panamera than with its sports models 911 and Boxster.