The Macan is Porsche’s hottest mannequin, managing 88,362 gross sales worldwide in 2021, with the Cayenne an in depth second at 83,071 gross sales.
However the Macan might be was an electrical car for its subsequent era, with the present gas-powered Macan to stay round for a brief interval after the arrival of the electrical model, at present anticipated to be subsequent yr.
Regardless of the swap to electrical energy, Porsche is assured it is going to be in a position to keep the Macan’s stellar gross sales efficiency in the long run, the automaker’s manufacturing chief, Albrecht Reimold, informed Germany’s Automobilwoche in an interview revealed on Sunday.
“We produce greater than 80,000 models per yr of the present era,” he mentioned. “In the long run, we additionally plan to provide the all-electric Macan on this scale.”
2024 Porsche Macan EV spy pictures – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Reimold additionally mentioned the gas-powered Macan might be offered in parallel with the electrical model for under about two years.
Porsche most likely will not have to attend lengthy for the electrical Macan to match gross sales of its gas-powered counterpart. The Taycan, which sits in the next worth bracket to the Macan, and within the unloved sedan phase, managed 41,296 gross sales in 2021, making it Porsche’s third hottest mannequin. In distinction, the electrical Macan can have the benefit of an anticipated cheaper price tag and membership within the scorching SUV phase.
Porsche has been noticed testing prototypes for the electrical Macan. The car will look just like the gas-powered mannequin however sport the extra square-shaped headlights that debuted on the Taycan. Underpinning the car might be Volkswagen Group’s new PPE (Premium Platform Electrical) modular platform developed by Audi and Porsche. Audi is out testing a Q6 E-Tron which would be the first recipient of the plant and an in depth relative of the electrical Macan.
Porsche in July additionally confirmed plans for electrical SUV positioned above the Cayenne. It will likely be constructed on the identical plant as the electrical Macan, although its arrival is not deliberate till the second half of the last decade. An electrical 718 sports activities automotive can also be due round 2025 and Porsche is considered planning an electrical successor to the Panamera as effectively.