The Porsche Macan is a huge sales success, and that’s putting it lightly. The company has reported that it reached 5,217 vehicle sales in the United States for April, which is the highest volume Porsche has ever moved in a single month. It also marked a 28 percent increase when compared to sales from April of 2014. The Macan logged 1,537 sales all by itself, or just under 30 percent of Porsche’s total, with consumers snatching up the new model like burritos at Chipotle.
Both times Porsche has launched a new SUV model it’s seen sales jump considerably. While enthusiasts might complain about the “bloated” vehicles, the fact is that such models allow the company to keep making more performance-oriented cars like the many versions of the 911. After all, the Cayenne has been credited with pulling Porsche away from the brink of financial ruin. For all of 2014, Business Insider reported that half of Porsche’s sales in the United States were generated by the Cayenne.
So far, the Macan has been well-received by consumers and critics. A number of automotive reviewers have remarked that it’s surprisingly quick and handles better on the road than one would expect, making it an incredibly fun vehicle to take just about anywhere.
If you’re interested in the Porsche Macan, which it’s fair to say quite a few people obviously are, you’re going to have to pony up more cash than if you were to go with some competing models, such as the Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3. The base MSRP for the Macan S is $52,600, while the Macan Turbo starts out at $73,900. Porsche will let people add options and inflate those prices to their heart’s content.
Despite those cost premiums, shoppers aren’t hesitating to plunk down the cash and flog their new purchase around on an open country road, or calmly drive it to the country club. Porsche says that the Macan S can hit 60 mph from a standstill in 5.2 seconds, while the Turbo model does it in 4.6 seconds.