Porsche expands Leipzig plant for Macan

The Porsche Macan is likely to become the brand's best-selling model.
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Porsche, which is rolling out its new Macan in global markets, is ready to increase production of the SUV if needed.

The Macan is the brand's first compact SUV and is positioned below the larger Cayenne. The Macan is expected to become the automaker's top-selling model and help boost the brand's annual sales to 200,000 units by 2018 or sooner from a  record 162,145 vehicles in 2013.

The Macan is built at Porsche's plant in Leipzig, Germany, which also produces the Cayenne and Panamera sedan.

Porsche opened a new body shop and paint shop in Leipzig to accommodate the production of the Macan with annual a capacity of 50,000.

Porsche could increase annual Macan production beyond the 50,000, CEO Matthias Mueller said at a press event in February.

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