Porsche may focus production of next Panamera at Leipzig

Article by Anita Panait, on October 4, 2013

Porsche may focus output of the next generation Panamera at its Leipzig site in Germany, sources having direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The move is seen to affect jobs at parent Volkswagen Group’s Hanover site in Germany, responsible for welding and painting the Panamera's bodies.

The bodies are then sent for assembly in Leipzig, where Porsche also builds the Cayenne SUV.

Around 800 of the 14,300 jobs at VW's Hanover plant rely on the Panamera project. Porsche is considering plans to fully base production of the second-generation Panamera at the Leipzig facility, according to two sources.

The next-generation Panamera is expected to be rolled out around 2016. According to Porsche, the company has yet to decide on the location for the production of the second-generation Panamera.

The sports car maker has invested around EUR500 million ($680 million) in Leipzig to construct a new body and paint shop to prepare the facility for production of the Macan compact SUV, which will be available for the public sale in the spring of 2014.The Leipzig facility built 27,056 Panameras in 2012.

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