No plans for CKD Porsche Macan and Taycan in Malaysia, only Cayenne CKD

Hans · Nov 14, 2021 12:00 PM

No plans for CKD Porsche Macan and Taycan in Malaysia, only Cayenne CKD 01

Earlier this week, Porsche Malaysia, represented by Sime Darby Auto Performance, announced that for the first time ever, the Porsche Cayenne will be produced outside of Europe, with local assembly (CKD) to start in Kulim.

No plans for CKD Porsche Macan and Taycan in Malaysia, only Cayenne CKD 02

Prices start from RM 550,000, and deliveries will begin by March 2022. Not only that, buyers of the CKD Porsche Cayenne can also opt for the Exclusive Manufaktur Package, Porsche’s own customization programme.

Also read: Customisable Porsche Cayenne is the first CKD model for Malaysia, price from RM 550k

No plans for CKD Porsche Macan and Taycan in Malaysia, only Cayenne CKD 01

Previously, the CBU Porsche Cayenne was imported from Bratislava, Slovakia, and had prices starting from RM 665,000 (with Premium Package).

Porsche Macan to remain on sale, CBU sourcing unchanged

The reduced price of the Porsche Cayenne brings into question of whether the Porsche Macan, which had a starting price of RM 439,351, imported CBU from Leipzig, Germany, will remain in the local line-up.

No plans for CKD Porsche Macan and Taycan in Malaysia, only Cayenne CKD 02

We say ‘had’ because the Porsche Macan is in the midst of transitioning over to a new 2022 facelift model, which Porsche Malaysia have confirmed will be launched in Malaysia in the first half of 2022.

Also read: Launching in Malaysia by H1 2022 - Porsche Macan facelift

So the short answer is yes, the Porsche Macan will remain on sale and no, there will be no CKD Porsche Macan, at least not in the near-term.

No plans for CKD Porsche Macan and Taycan in Malaysia, only Cayenne CKD 03

Porsche Malaysia have confirmed that its CKD plan is now limited only to the Porsche Cayenne. So you can put rumours of a CKD Porsche Macan to rest.

No plans for a CKD Porsche Taycan

Porsche Malaysia’s answer also dispelled rumours of a CKD Porsche Taycan (or Taycan Cross Turismo), which is now imported CBU from Zuffenhausen, Germany, and will remain so in the near-term.

No plans for CKD Porsche Macan and Taycan in Malaysia, only Cayenne CKD 04

Prices of the Porsche Taycan now starts from RM 584,561 while the Taycan Cross Turismo starts from RM 645,209.

No plans for CKD Porsche Macan and Taycan in Malaysia, only Cayenne CKD 05

Although Budget 2022 has proposed for EVs to be made tax-free, the proposal has yet to be gazetted so Porsche Malaysia, like all other companies selling EVs, have to yet to announce a revised price for the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo.

Also readBudget 2022: Expiry date of 0% import and excise tax for BEVs - 2023 for CBUs, 2025 for CKDs

Hans

Head of Content

Over 15 years of experience in automotive, from product planning, to market research, to print and digital media. Garages a 6-cylinder manual RWD but buses to work.

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