Reports have emerged suggesting that Porsche is intending to shift all production processes for the next-generation Porsche Panamera to its Leipzig production facility.
As it stands, the Porsche Panamera is welded together and painted by Volkswagen in one of its numerous Hanover production facilities before being delivered to Leipzig for the final fitout. However, if Porsche as things its way, it plans to cut out Volkswagen entirely from the production of the future Panamera costing up to 800 jobs in Hanover.
By moving production of the Panamera solely to Leipzig, Porsche could streamline the car’s production rather than having to wait for the bodies to be delivered from Hanover. Additionally, Porsche recently invested almost $700 million into improving the Leipzig facility through a new paint and body shop reportedly to help production of the small Porsche Macan SUV. However, the future Panamera could easily use these facilities also.
Last year, just over 27,000 Porsche Panameras were produced and as long as demand for the next-gen Panamera is as high, that figure could exceed the 30,000 mark.