Porsche Macan to be produced from December – official image

The German based automaker Porsche has recently announced its plans to put the new Macan into production starting this December.

After it has been spied numerous times since 2012 without any camouflage on its body, the newest model to enter Porsche’s lineup, the baby Cayenne as it has been originally known, the Macan, will finally hit the production line. The announcement has been made by the company’s executive board chairman, Siegfried Bulow.

“This will complete the next major step in the preparatory stage of production of the Porsche Macan. The paint shop facilities have already been installed and the first car bodies will be painted in a test-operation as early as August. We are on schedule and are very keen to see the first car roll off the production-line in December”, said the company’s official.

As a quick reminder, the Porsche Macan is expected to ride on the MLB platform, the same one underpinning the Audi Q5 and other vehicles, and it should be offered only with four-wheel drive. The compact SUV will receive both petrol and diesel engines and the lineup might include the 220 HP 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit, the 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6, with its 296 HP, or the 3.0 liter twin turbo V6, with 370 HP. The diesel options will include the 2.0 liter TDI with 190 HP and a larger 3.0 liter V6 TDI with 250 HP. Transmission options will include a seven-speed manual and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic. Prices for the model should kick off at 36,000 GBP.