Completing the paintshop marks the latest step in preparations for the production of the Macan, due to begin in December. Siegfried Bülow, chairman of the executive board, Porsche Leipzig, said the project is on schedule and that the company is “very keen to see the first car roll off the production line”.

In the biggest construction project in its history, Porsche is investing around €500 million in the expansion of the Leipzig factory with a new body shop and paint shop for production of the Macan series.