Porsche announced today ( March 13, 2013) that they're hiring more than 1000 permanent employees to work at there Leipzig factory. The reason behind this push for new employees is in expectation of their newest baby SUV, the 2014 Porsche Macan.
Dr. Oliver Blund, Member of the executive board of production and logistics for Porsche stated that,
"We have a new addition to our model family – now we're looking for qualified and highly motivated people in production for the realization of our ambitious goals. We want employees with petrol in their blood.”
A job with Porsche is essentially a job for life as according to a Porsche's forecast on their economy and company, all signs point to growth. Porsche has already received more than 16,500 applicants from a pool of highly qualified German population. This news comes in light of recent economic news coming from Germany that after a fourth quarter contraction, the economy will likely pick up speed as spring progresses.
The 2014 Porsche Macan is one of Porsche’s most important projects as of this moment. The 2014 Porsche Macan is there answer to an entry level SUV. Americans are expected to get a choice of two gas engines—Audi’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four with 237 horsepower or a supercharged 288-hp V-6. A seven-speed manual is a possibility, but most, if not all, Macan's will get a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Chalk up this genius move by Volkswagen and there wildly successful MQB (Multi platform Vehicle) strategy. The 2014 Porsche Macan will share its underpinnings with the 2013 Audi Q5. What will differentiate the Q5 from the Macan will be Porsche’s suspension and brake tuning as well as an interior on par with the current Porsche Boxster.