Deliveries of the 2017 Porsche Macan have been delayed in 13 states.
According to a recent report by Automotive News, 2017 Porsche Macan crossovers set for states subject to California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification have been grounded until they are certified for sale. CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Klaus Zellmer, confirmed the news by saying, “We’re running behind schedule to get the Macan homologated for model year ’17, but we’re just about to fix that.”
The delay is just another hurdle as a result of the massive Volkswagen Group diesel scandal with regulators now giving extra scrutiny to new-vehicle emissions testing for all automakers. As a result, it is taking longer for new models to become certified.
Porsche isn’t concerned for the delay, however, saying that 2017 Macan units slated for non-CARB states are currently on sale and the hold-up is not a significant delay. It’s unclear how many vehicles are stuck at U.S. ports awaiting CARB certification but one dealer owner, Roger Jobs, said he has seven units waiting at a port, with all of them pre-sold to customers.
[Source: Automotive News]
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