Porsche Macan Globally Launched. Sales Begin From April 2014.


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Porsche to Hire Over 1,000 Workers for Macan, has Already Received 16,500 Applications![surprise]

Porsche sent the starting shot for the hiring of more than 1,000 workers for permanent jobs at its Leipzig plant today as it prepares for the beginning of production of the new and quite ambitious, Macan compact SUV later this year.
The German carmaker already employs a staff of 1,150 workers in Leipzig, meaning that with the new hires, it will double its workforce at the plant that currently builds the Panamera sedan and the Cayenne mid-size SUV.

"The interest in a job with Porsche is enormous," said Siegfried Bülow, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH.

"We have received 16,500 applications already, even though the big search for staff starts officially only today. The facts speak their own language: attractive environment and an emotional product. Moreover, the jobs here are future-proof, because in Leipzig all signs point to growth," he added.

Porsche is investing around €500 million (~US$650 million at today's exchange rates) to turn the Leipzig factory into a fully-fledged plant with its own paint shop and body assembly hall, making it one of the biggest construction projects in the history of the brand.

Porsche to Hire Over 1,000 Workers for Macan, has Already Received 16,500 Applications! - Carscoops

European manufacturers are feeling the heat due to the slump in the market demand, but Porsche along with JLR seems to be beating that trend.
 
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Porsche Macan to debut at LA Auto Show

Auto Express reports Porsche will unveil the upcoming Macan SUV at this year's LA Auto Show. Citing an unnamed "insider," AE says that the five-door will bow with engines, suspension and interior architecture that will help differentiate it from its Audi Q5 chassis mate. Big shocker there. We've been hearing the same line since we first caught word of the Macan back when it was still rolling around under the Cajun name. The report does shed some light on the model's pricing, however. That same insider says the Porsche Macan will carry a price tag of 36,000 pounds.

What does that mean for American buyers? Do some quick math based on current conversion rates, and average UK and US prices, and we come up with a sticker of roughly $42,000 here in the land of the free. That fits in line with the rest of the company's stable, with the larger Cayenne starting at $49,600.

Still, we'll wait for more concrete word before jumping behind the AE report wholeheartedly. The 2013 LA Auto Show gets going in late November.
 
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Porsche to commence production of Macan by December

The mini SUV from Porsche is all set to move to the production phase by the end of this year. The car will be manufactured at Porsche's Leipzig facility and will most likely be unveiled at this year’s Los Angeles Motor Show.

Porsche had earlier announced that the Macan will be the first production car to house the new turbocharged inline four cylinder boxer engine, though the power ratings for the engine have not been revealed yet. The car is built on a heavily modified Audi Q5 platform and will also share the 3.0 turbo V6 diesel engine from its cousin. Apart from these two engine option, the Macan will also be powered by a turbocharged V6 petrol for the Macan S variant.

The car will be the cheapest offering from the Porsche’s stable and will be on sale from the beginning of 2014. The Cayenne’s success story is expected to be followed by the Macan as the company expects to sell 50,000-75,000 units per year of the model. Prices and the variant descriptions are expected to be announced closer to the launch.

Porsche has not released its plans to introduce the Macan in India, but the increasing affinity for mini SUVs in India will most likely prompt Porsche to bring the car here and if they do, the model will sit below the Cayman at around Rs 60 lakh as the most affordable Porsche

Porsche to commence production of Macan by December - CarWale News
 

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Some images of Porsche Macan have leaked on the internet. It’s a direct competitor of Audi Q5 and will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month.

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Porsche has launched the Macan at Los Angeles Auto Show. It is equipped with three engine options:

> Macan S: 3 Liter, V6 (Twin Turbo), 340 BHP, 7 Speed Automatic Transmission, 0 – 100 Kph in 5.4 seconds, Top Speed 254 Kmph

> Macan S (Diesel): 3 Liter, V6 (Twin Turbo), 258 BHP, 0 – 100 Kph in 6.3 seconds, Top speed 230 Kmph

> Macan Turbo S: 3.6 Liter, V6 (Twin Turbo), 400 BHP, 0 – 100Kph in 4.8 seconds, Top speed 266 Kmph

First two variants ride on 235/60 R18 (front) and 255/55 R18 (rear) tyres while Turbo S gets 235/55 R19 on front and 255/50 R19 on rear.

This car will go on sale in Germany and UK in April 2014 at the following starting price tag:

> Macan S: 43,300 GBP (Approx 43,64,986 INR)

> Macan Turbo: 59,300 GBP (Approx 59,77,914 INR)

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