With the arrival of the much-anticipated Macan premium SUV, Porsche has announced that the company has ramped up production at its production facility in Leipzig, Germany. The expansion has been made to meet the demand for the production of what is said to mark Porsche’s pioneering steps into a whole new segment.
Built at a total cost of 500 million euros, the new plant is designed to meet special environmental criteria and includes a body shop as well as an ultra-modern paint shop.
During the opening ceremony Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, stated: “The fact that Porsche has invested half a billion euro in the Leipzig plant in addition to the original 250 million euro makes one thing clear: we are totally convinced in the qualities of this location and that the Macan will be a marketing success.”
Following in the footsteps of the most successful Porsche ever - the Cayenne, the all-new Macan is expected to be a key contributor to Porsche’s future sales.