2013 Porsche Panamera GTS - front three-quarter view, redIf you recently ordered a Porsche Cayenne or a Panamera, delivery may take a little longer than originally expected. Automotive News reports that production of both models has been temporarily halted at the Porsche assembly plant in Leipzig, Germany as the result of supply shortages caused by flooding in the nearby Czech Republic. The reason for the stoppage is that the body of the Cayenne – currently Porsche's best-selling model – is produced at a Volkswagen plant in the Czech city of Bratislava and shipped by train to Leipzig.

The report does not indicate why Panamera production has been stopped – that the five-door's body is made at a separate location in Hanover, Germany. However pre-assembly will continue on these models. At full capacity, the Leipzig plant can produce about 450 vehicles per day, and it isn't clear how long this weather-related stoppage will last.

UPDATE: Bloomberg reports that production has been restarted at the plant, albeit slowly. Cayenne production has gingerly begun after the flood stoppage, and Panamera "pre-assembly" is moving forward as well.


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      anonymous
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bratislava is in Slovakia, not the Czech Republic.
        sparrk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @anonymous
        It probably got moved because of the flood.
      Mercer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Divine punishment for not staying in Stuttgart.
      Porsche4life
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very nice just what we needed.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good, let's hope production on the Gayenne is halted forever.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        you could really be more creative with your different accounts ricer
        collabplan
        • 1 Year Ago
        You could not be a bigger tool, autobleh. Go kick your Camry.
      Alex
      • 1 Year Ago
      It was obviously unacceptable (from the marketing point of view) to assemble that "brand" of a Touareg alongside other, normal and honest Touaregs. All McMansion aristocrats leasing it would not get behind the wheel of that completely unique exotic brand vehicle if it wasn't "made in Germany". How would they haul home fake Roman statues bought at Costco? While conveniently applying lipstick (or shaving) and chatting on the latest iPhone with their equally aristocratic suburbanites - thanks to the easy automatic transmission that feels exactly like the one in that Lexus RX many traded in for a Cayenne.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Giant SUVs -> climate change -> flooding -> stopped production of giant SUVs. Problem solved.
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      Carlos Cruz
      • 1 Year Ago
      This article makes little sense. The Cayenne's body is assembled with its brothers the Q7 and the Touraeg. The Audi and VW SUV are completely assembled at the Bratislava, SK plant (http://www.audibratislava.sk). The Cayenne's body is simply made in Slovakia and then shipped to Germany for interior and engine fitment by Porsche (which is VW anyways). Why is it then that the Q7 and Touraeg aren't mentioned?
        Vega
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Carlos Cruz
        Because the problem is the rail transport between Bratislava and Leipzig.
      Carlos
      • 1 Year Ago
      The consequences of global warming, which many industrial countries have made the ears deaf, are in recession now that the weather will take its own collection. http://milanocar.com/vehiculos-bogota
      Adam Ray Ochs
      • 1 Year Ago
      I went to a VAG plant that produced the dashboard and other parts of the Cayenne. Pretty cool. As others have stated, Bratislava is not Czech, its in Slovakia.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Adam Ray Ochs
        Was it an in and out trip, or did you have an extended stay?
      ap
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bratislava is capitol of Slovakia, it's not Czech city. Whoever wrote this is d(_)mb a s s.
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