Continued growth: Leipzig plant expansion gets the go-ahead
Porsche is investing in the further expansion of the Leipzig site as a decision is made to produce the next generation of the Macan in Leipzig. This development will mark the fifth expansion of the plant.
Through its decision to produce the next generation of the Macan in Leipzig, Porsche is laying the foundation for continued growth and the production of future models. Over the coming years, several hundred millions will be invested in the site, located in north-west Leipzig. Among the plans is the construction of a new body shop.
“The expertise and capabilities of our colleagues in the Leipzig plant were pivotal to this decision”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “This move is further proof that the plant is fit for the future.”
Porsche has invested more than 1.3 billion euro in the site
The Macan model is closely linked to Porsche Leipzig’s success story. The first major expansion of the plant – upgrading the site to a full-sized facility – took place in 2011 to accommodate the compact SUV. Two years ago, ground was broken on the fourth and (at the time) final stage of the expansion, allowing the Panamera series to be fully manufactured in Leipzig. Since the foundation stone was laid in February 2002, Porsche has invested more than 1.3 billion euro in the site in Saxony.
Model Range Macan: Fuel consumption combined 9.7 – 7.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 224 – 167 g/km
Model Range Panamera: Fuel consumption combined 9.5 – 7.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 217 – 171 g/km
Since it was founded in 2000, the Porsche Leipzig factory has been one of the world’s most advanced and sustainable automotive manufacturing facilities.