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Porsche Catching Up With U.S. Macan Supply

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Six-month Wait Time a Thing of the Past

The introduction of the small SUV known as the Porsche Macan was so popular in the United States, the company was struggling earlier this year to deliver vehicles within six months. Thanks to an increased allocation from the main plant in Germany, wait times have gone down to less than two months and are continuing to get smaller. The long wait was annoying for both customers and dealers like Porsche of Tucson. The company even started to offer extremely short-term lease packages on other vehicles to keep customers driving a Porsche while waiting for delivery of their Macan.

Despite Wait, Macan Sales Continue Strong

Sales of the Macan continued strong through the summer, with yearly increases of 40 percent for June, more than 60 percent in July and another 38 percent in August. The popular small SUV had a sales increase of 65 percent in September. Through the first nine months of 2015 sales for the Porsche Macan were more than double that period in 2014. Sales are currently  just over 10,000 vehicles for the year and Porsche believes that with a proper inventory it could sell 18,000 Macans in the U.S. next year.

Macan Comes in Two Trim Levels

Buyers have their choice of two trim levels for the Macan, the standard S package and the premium Turbo. The S comes with a V6 naturally aspirated engine that delivers 340 horsepower and 339 foot-pounds of torque. The Turbo engine is a little larger and pumps out 400 horsepower and 406 foot-pounds of torque. Although both are perfectly adequate for freeway merges, passing big trucks and just having a blast on a mountain road, the Turbo does top out at 164 mph compared to 156 for the S model. The Turbo is also six-tenths of a second faster in the race to 60 mph from a standing start, hitting that mark in just 4.6 seconds. Naturally, the Turbo comes at a higher price, starting at $73,900 compared to just $52,600 for the S model.

Two Models Similar in Safety Features, Differ Otherwise

Both models have virtually identical safety features, but differ in the lighting system and interior creature comforts. While the Turbo has 18-way adaptive all-leather sport seats, the S model has 8-way power seats with memory trimmed in partial leather. Both have full power tailgates, electric mirrors, and four 12-volt power outlets. The Turbo has a Porsche Communication Management system that includes 3-D navigation and Wide Video Graphics Array color display. Explore the difference between the two models yourself with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.

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