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Porsche expands factory to accommodate new Panamera Sport Turismo

Tuesday 25 July 2017, By Autovolo

Porsche expands factory to accommodate new Panamera Sport Turismo

Porsche expands factory to accommodate new Panamera Sport Turismo

Porsche has released information about the expansion of its Leipzig factory to accommodate production of the new Panamera Sport Turismo.

Five-hundred million euros has been invested in the German plant, with a new body shop and quality centre introduced. Porsche says this “provides crucial support during the start of production of new models”.

The first customer orders for the Panamera Sport Turismo have recently completed production in the larger factory.

Gerd Rupp, chair of the executive board at Porsche Leipzig GmbH said: “This launch confirms Leipzig’s leading role in the production of highly complex model and technology variants. As the winner of the J.D. Power Award, the plant is known for its outstanding production quality worldwide and its optimal mix of workshop manufacturing and series production.”

The Leipzig factory was first opened in 2002 and now covers 988 acres of space, with 85 acres dedicated to production. There is also a 2.3-mile test track and a 3.7-mile off-road circuit within the grounds of the facility.

In 2016, production was at 158,432 vehicles, made up of the Macan, Cayenne and Panamera models. This recent investment brings the total expenditure on the facility to 1.2 billion euros.