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Porsche News: Porsche Raising Production Estimates For Macan

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

September 11, 2012

According to a report from German weekly WirtschaftsWoche, Porsche is expecting production of its new Macan crossover to reach 75,000 vehicles.

That number comes from Porsche's procurement chief Uwe-Karsten Staedter who told suppliers that the company is planning to raise its production forecast from 45,000 to 75,000 Macans.

Source: Reuters

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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The production numbers will have to be based on a lower price then they might have been planning to sell it for. I cannot imagen in the current global down turn that they can sell a ton of 100K CUV's.

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