Porsche is expanding its range to include a whole new class of vehicle. The Macan is said to be the first Porsche model to break into the compact SUV segment.
The Macan is “Made in Germany”, produced at the Leipzig plant. Porsche has invested 500 million euro in the plant and has established an entire production line there. The line is set up to produce around 50,000 vehicles per year.
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Its name comes from the Indonesian word for tiger. The latest stage of evolution of the all-wheel drive – known as Porsche Traction Management (PTM) – has produced one of the world’s most powerful drive systems, says the company.
In launching the Macan, Porsche now offers sporty all-wheel-drive vehicles across a wide range.
The company made this announcement today, Nov. 20.