Update: Porsche to Bring Diesel-Powered Macan Stateside
By Winding Road Staff
October 16, 2014
Andre Oosthuizen, vice president of marketing for Porsche Cars North America, has confirmed that the oil-burning version of Porsche’s newest five-door will be making its way to the US within the next year or so. Already on sale in Europe and other markets, it’s simply a matter of some minor development and engineering in order to ready the crossover for American showrooms.
Oosthuizen also confirmed that the Macan Diesel will use a revised version of the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 used in other markets and should deliver “about 245 horsepower.”
The diesel is expected to be positioned between the base model Macan S, which retails for $50,895, and the Macan Turbo, which comes in at $73,295 (including shipping), Automotive News expects the diesel model to be priced at under $60,000.
While a four cylinder model is also offered in the UK and China, Oosthuizen says that model isn’t slated to make its way onto American shores any time soon: "We don't have enough capacity, so it's the Macan S and Turbo and then our next priority will be the diesel."
As for the timing of an official debut here in the States, the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show is a distinct possibility considering the strength of Porsche sales in Southern California. Expect to see the Macan Diesel in US showrooms by late 2015 or early 2016.