Porsche’s seriously fast crossover has surpassed their expectations and is now the bestselling model under the brand.
For the seventh year in a row, Porsche has set record sales and the automaker even managed to hit their United States sales goal of 50,000 units in 2015. That’s three years ahead of schedule even though luxury class sales have been on a general decline.
Having surpassed the Cayenne, Porsche sold 17,536 Macans through November for a 44% sales increase.
Out of that number, almost 40% of buyers chose to go with the four-cylinder, entry level trim that was released earlier this year. That’s double the estimated 20% of Macans sold.
Klaus Zellmer, Porsche Cars North America CEO, told Automotive News: "Eighty percent of the customers that have bought that car previously didn't have a Porsche -- that is a lot. So we are actually able, with that car, to onboard new customers into the brand, which is exactly what we are always trying to do. It works really well."
Customers new to the brand were probably drawn in by the well-equipped 252 hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged variant and they’ll only be set back $ 47,500.
Porsche sales may be even better in 2017 thanks to the Macan and the new Cayenne that’s set to launch late next year.