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.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The bidding war for one of the only 20 examples -- 21 actually, but the 00 version went to a museum -- of the classically beautiful Lamborghini Reventon built and...
by - January 18, 2017
Bentley once again confirmed its plans to push PHEV into their future lineups. As a matter of fact, the Bentayga SUV will be the first to have the plugin hybrid...
by - January 18, 2017
Each time that Mini launches a new generation of the Countryman crossover, a John Cooper Works performance version is always expected to follow. When Mini unveiled the next-gen 2017 Mini...
by - January 18, 2017
Ford Mustang customers won’t be able to specify the V6 powerplant for the latest iteration of the carmaker’s pony car. This comes as the new 2018 Ford Mustang is saying...
by - January 18, 2017
The man sitting at the top of the performance division of Mercedes-Benz – Tobias Moers – cryptically indicated that the Mercedes-AMG GT4 could be really coming. Moers, chief executive of...
by - January 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries