After taking roughly two years of construction and roughly 500 million euros invested, the drastically expanded Porsche plant in Leipzig was officially opened. The new plant now include a body shop and an ultra-modern paint shop in addition to the final assembly to accommodate the production of the new Porsche Macan with a capacity of 50,000 plus annually. The plant, which was designed to meet stringent environmental criteria, has been assembling the Cayenne and Panamera models for the past 10 years.
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, thus creating 1,500 new jobs, makes one thing clear: We are totally convinced in the qualities of this location and that the Macan will be a marketing success.”
Porsche’s fifth model line, the new Macan S and Macan Turbo will become true sports cars in the rapidly growing segment of compact SUVs. It is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 340hp and catapults the vehicle from zero to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds. Meanwhile, the 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 in the Macan Turbo produces 400hp and makes the car sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds.