Some Macans are just gathering dust at US ports.
If you’ve been in the market for a new 2017 Porsche Macan but can’t find any on dealership lots, there’s a reason why. Sales of new Macans have been frozen in 13 US states for several weeks now due to fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal. But what’s exactly wrong with the Macan? One acronym: CARB. That stands for California Air Resources Board certification, which 13 states are subject to. Macans destined to those states have been grounded at US ports for several weeks, according to a report from Automotive News.
Klaus Zimmer, CEO of Porsche North America, admitted that the brand is "running behind schedule to get the Macan homologated for model year ’17, but we’re just about to fix that. It takes longer, but we’re following procedure." As of now, however, a diesel-powered Macan hasn’t been offered in the US, though it’ll happen at some point. The 2017 Macans affected in this case aren’t diesels, and it doesn’t appear they’re mechanically different from the ’16 models. In other words, the Dieselgate aftermath isn’t ending anytime soon.