The petrol Porsche Macan is likely to be retired in 2024. The boss of the product line, Sebastian Steiger, told the British magazine Autocar about this. The manager canceled that the final decision had not yet been made, but so far the company is focusing on such a timeframe, adding that the fate of the model will be determined, among other things, by toughening environmental legislation.
Thus, in about three years, the current fuel crossover will replace the Macan electric – or rather, a car approximately comparable in size and price, the trade name of which has not yet been determined. Porsche is developing a battery-powered SUV based on the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture in partnership with Audi, which uses the same bogie for its own Q6 e-tron and A6 e-tron models.
Earlier it was reported that Macan and Macan EV will exist in parallel for some time: they promised to keep the gasoline car for markets where buyers and infrastructure are not yet ready for the era of electric cars. At the same time, the Euro 7 environmental standard should come into force in Europe in 2025, which will sharply limit the possibilities of manufacturers in terms of producing cars with internal combustion engines.
The electric Porsche Macan should debut in 2022 and go on sale in 2023. According to the developers, this model will charge faster than the Taycan sedan, but will not become a champion in terms of range: the company does not want the crossover to be too heavy. However, several modifications are planned, including a particularly powerful version.
The original Makan appeared back in 2014, but still sells well. In the first half of this year, Porsche sold 43,618 units, while the best-selling Cayenne sold 44,050 units. This summer, the junior crossover was once again updated, revising the design, technology, and the composition of the trim levels.