- The next generation of Porsche Macan will be all electric, announces Porsche
- It will share the Porsche Taycan's 800-volt architecture
- Porsche predicts half of its models to be electric by 2025
The Macan is Porsche’s top-selling luxury crossover SUV. It’s been around in the market since 2014 and is now about to receive a major transformation. According to a news release sent out by Porsche, the next generation of the Porsche Macan will be fully electric. The big SUV joins the recently announced Taycan in this new electric revolution, on which Porsche will be investing six billion euros by the year 2022.
According to Porsche, the decision to build the next-generation Macan at the company’s Leipzig plant was taken in early July last year. The German car maker believes the Macan “fires the starting pistol for electrification” of cars at Porsche. Like the Taycan, which—in turn—shares its architecture with the Audi e-tron GT, the Macan will use a newly developed 800-volt architecture. By 2025, Porsche expects fifty percent of all its vehicles to be electric.
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“Over the next ten years we will focus on a drive mix consisting of even further optimised petrol engines, plug-in hybrid models, and purely electrically operated sports cars. Our aim is to take a pioneering role in technology, and for this reason we will continue to consistently align the company with the mobility of the future,” commented Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Management at Porsche AG. About two years ago, the German car maker expanded its production facility at Leipzig to double its production rate. The factory currently pushes out 90,000 units every year for global markets, as opposed to the 40,000 units it pushed out when the plant began operation in 2014.
Recent news around the electric Porsche Taycan suggested that it would get a Turbo version at the time of its launch. It will be a 600-horsepower performance variant that’s expected to cost about Rs 90,95,000 in India. If Porsche follows the same variant separation strategy with the other electric cars in its stable, the Macan too could get a Turbo version. The name Turbo once referred to variants with turbocharged engines but has now evolved to refer to the top-end version in any Porsche model, electric vehicles included.
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