Porsche Discontinues EU Gas Macan

European Expansion Continues

The generally strict emissions regulations usually spell the end for cars in the European Union. Nevertheless, that isn’t why the fuel consuming Macan is soon to vanish from the EU. Unfit to adhere to upcoming security standards, Porsche has no alternative but to terminate its smallest crossover vehicle.

A representative from the company has informed Automotive News Europe that sales of the Macan will cease in EU nations during the next upcoming spring. When Porsche designed this current series of the SUV, the regulations were not yet final. The spokesperson conveyed that revising the car to match the new guidelines would involve too many costs.

Regarding which markets are set to lose the ICE Macan, the European Union includes 27 states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Though there had formerly been 28 members, the UK has officially left the EU on 31st January 2020.

It’s a tremendous setback for Porsche in light of the fact that the Macan was, by a considerable margin, its top-selling commodity up to October. According to research firm Dataforce, just shy of 20,000 models were purchased in Europe within the initial ten months of this year.

Just months from now, the Zuffenhausen marque will have finally unveiled their third-generation Macan. But this car is going to be an altogether new experience, as it will exclusively be available as an electric vehicle (EV) powered through a platform constructed alongside Audi. The four-ringed manufacturer itself will be introducing its own take on the design, competently named the Q6 E-Tron.

Replacing not only the Macan, yet another Porsche model is transitioning to electrification–the 718. Anticipate that the Boxster and Cayman will become completely electric by roughly 2025. Furthermore, Porsche has already revealed a forthcoming generation of EV-only Cayenne, as well as a spacious three-row SUV that won’t have Internal Combustion Engine power.

Source: Automotive News Europe

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