Next year Porsche is going to unveil the new fully electric Macan crossover, but when it does arrive, it will be sold alongside the gas-powered version. For how long? Well Porsche is now saying that the gas-powered Macan will likely be discontinued in three years.
Speaking to Autocar, Porsche’s product line boss Sebastian Staiger revealed that the gas-powered Macan won’t be around much longer. “There are several limiting factors in a vehicle project. One of these factors, of course, is legislation. Emission laws are another limiting factor. Today, no final decision has been taken, but we assume that 2024 will be the year.”
The Porsche Macan EV is slated to go on sale in 2023 and will be based on the Premium Platform Electric architecture, which was jointly developed by Porsche and Audi. Over at Audi, the platform will be used for the A6 e-tron.
Porsche recently unveiled new updates to the 2022 Macan, but we’ll have to wait and see if it gets any other updates before the gas model disappears.