Once an emissions fix for their diesel-powered Cayenne SUV is approved, Porsche North America will sell nearly 1,500 new Cayennes as used.
The cars have been sitting on dealership lots for over a year now due to a stop-sale order, a direct result of VW’s diesel emissions scandal. While VW have reached an agreement with US regulators on how to fix the 3.0-liter diesel engines, the court hasn’t officially approved the arragements.
Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer hasn’t made any official comment on a possible settlement, though once one is approved, Porsche will fix both the 10,000 diesel Cayennes currently in customer hands as well as the 1,300 to 1,500 Cayennes in dealership inventories.
“Then they’re going to be sold as used cars,” stated Zellmer during an interview at the LA Auto Show. “They will be low-mileage, very attractive used cars, based on the age of the car. There’s always a market for any car. You just have to get the price right.”
Furthermore, Zellmer also said that there were diesel Cayennes in US ports and elsewhere that needed to be addressed once a fix was approved, however, that issue had been solved by mid-November, as reported by Autonews.
“They stayed in Germany,” added the CEO. “We don’t have to take care of those. So we’re actually in pretty good shape. Once we have the tactical fix, we’re rather confident.”