Both are built in Germany.
As the world continues to watch in horror at the events unfolding in Ukraine as Russian military forces continue their violent invasion, global corporations, including automakers, are taking firm stances against the war. Several automakers, including Ford, GM, Jaguar Land Rover, and Aston Martin have already suspended business with Russia. Ford has completely halted its Russian operations.
Aside from being the morally right thing to do, Western companies simply cannot do business with a country heavily hit by harsh economic sanctions in response to the fighting. Unfortunately, the war in Ukraine is also causing some supplier issues, specifically for Porsche.
Automotive News Europe has confirmed with the German automaker that it has halted production at its Leipzig facility beginning today until the end of the week, at the very least. Leipzig, located in the eastern part of Germany, builds two hot-selling Porsches, the Macan and Panamera. The Taycan and 911 are built at Porsche's Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen facility, which remains unaffected for now.
"Further steps will take place in an orderly process," Porsche said. "In the coming days and weeks, we will continuously reassess the situation. The degree of impact on our business activities is determined on an ongoing basis by experts in a task force." What does Porsche buy from Ukraine? Wiring harnesses.
Other Volkswagen Group brands, along with BMW, also by these critical components from the besieged country. BMW previously announced production halts at some of its German factories. Needless to say, supplies have been disrupted over the past week. The ongoing conflict is expected to cause further supply bottlenecks. VW is concerned it may be forced to idle its Wolfsburg plant in the middle of the month if the crisis continues.
For now, there isn't likely to be a Macan and/or Panamera supply shortage at dealerships but the situation is changing rapidly. If the war continues, then there's no question dealerships throughout the world will face dwindling new vehicle stock.