Porsche is clearly counting on the new Macan crossover to deliver big next year, accounting for perhaps 40% of its total global sales volume, a significant feat for any vehicle, never mind an all-new and untested product.
Named for an Indonesian tiger, the Macan is a downsized counterpart to the long-popular Porsche Cayenne and is based on the same platform as the Audi Q5. Porsche promises it will “combine all sports car characteristics with the benefits of an SUV.”
The benefits to Porsche, in fact, will be on the bottom line, the maker now telling suppliers to tool up to provide parts for 75,000 of the crossovers next year. That’s a big jump from Porsche’s original forecast that it would sell just 45,000.