In a move that would surprise no one, Porsche says it can see its Macan crossover take over the top sales spot from the best-selling Cayenne. For a number of years now, the Cayenne has been a volume leader for the German automaker. Now that the Macan will get a full calendar year of sales under its belt in 2015, Porsche expects it to wrestle the crown away from its larger sibling, Reuters reports.
It makes sense for this to happen, considering that the Macan is more affordable. Yet, by all accounts, it's a blast to drive as well. The Macan, much like the Boxster, should prove to be a gateway Porsche drug for well-heeled car buyers. Still, unlike the Boxster, the Macan is useful on a daily basis thanks to its passenger and cargo space.
In 2014, Porsche sold 7,241 examples of the Macan in this country. That vehicle hit dealerships in Mid-May of the prior year. Over the course of the 2014 calendar year, there were 16,000 Cayennes sold here. Porsche expects the Macan to make a strong push forward, and we should all expect it to rise to the top of the product sales ladder. Also, the more Macan vehicles that Porche sells means the greater number of 911 and Cayman variations its gets to create.
We're okay with that. Long live the Macan!