This year will be the first full year of availability for the Porsche Macan crossover, and the German automaker recognizes that it may have a new sales star on its hands in their biggest global market: the US.
Automotive News put things in numerical perspective for us, reporting that the Cayenne SUV sold a total 16,000 units or so in the United States last year. The newer, smaller Porsche Macan sold a mere 7,241 units, but it only came into the market some months after the start of the year.
So far in 2015, the Cayenne continues to outsell the Porsche Macan in the United States; a volume of 3,526 units of the former have sold through March of this year, versus 2,600 of the latter. But the European market is stacked in the other direction, with 3,457 units of the Macan selling there over the same period, versus 2,762 of the Cayenne.
We can’t be sure how much of the difference here in the US might be due to availability; previously, the automaker had announced its intentions to bring many more Porsche Macans here through 2015 to more adequately meet demand. Regardless, whether the Macan or the Cayenne ends up Porsche’s American sales star, the marque is off to a good start trying to attain its 200,000 total unit sales goal this year.