Porsche Macan Deliveries Stopped in 13 US States Due to Certification Slowdown

The 2017 Porsche Macan is suffering from a frozen delivery situation in the United States of America. All of the 2017 Macan models that have arrived on U.S. soil have been subject to the California Air Resources Board Certification, and have been grounded at U.S. ports for several weeks.
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Porsche officials confirmed the information, but did not disclose the number of cars being held in ports.

Because of the slowdown in homologations, the 2017 model year of the Porsche Macan has yet to arrive at the customers who purchased the cars.

Porsche officials have stated that they are following procedure, and that they understand the pace at which these homologations take place.

The delay is caused by an extra attention shown by the CARB, which has introduced extra scrutiny for the new-vehicle emissions testing for all automakers. Ironically, this extra scrutiny was caused by Volkswagen with its Dieselgate scandal, and it is now hurting every carmaker that wants to homologate a new model.

Porsche executives have underlined the fact that these delays are not a cause for concern. Furthermore, the German sports car brand says that the delay is not significant, and all the 2017 Macans destined for non-CARB states are on sale.

Meanwhile, in CARB states, "customers have been inquiring about their vehicles, and some are getting impatient," said Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche Cars North America, in an interview with Automotive News.

Some Porsche dealers have run out of 2016 Macan models, and are eagerly expecting their shipments of 2017 Macan models to pass CARB homologation, so they can sell them to the customers who ordered the cars.

The Porsche Macan starts at an MSRP of $47,500 in the USA. The most expensive version is the Macan Turbo, which starts at $76,000. The base version of the car has a 252 HP engine, and it comes with a seven-speed PDK gearbox as standard.
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