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Meet the new Porsche Macan


G. Noble
Editor/Reporter
CheersandGears.com
Thursday, 16th February, 2012

This is it — the new upcoming small SUV from Porsche. No, it isn’t going to be named “Cajun” as previously thought. Instead, Porsche went with something a little less spicy for the name and decided to choose an Indonesian word meaning “tiger” — Macan.

The sketch you see above was released this morning directly from Porsche, along with a You Tube video and a press release mostly full of non-information regarding the new Audi Q5-based soft-roader. That means there isn’t any official word about what engines will wind up powering the Macan, but it’s probably safe to assume they’ll be Porsche-specific. The same will probably apply to suspension and braking systems as well. Additionally, if current rumors are to be believed, we may also see a hybrid Macan and a three-door model that’ll duke it out with the Range Rover Evoque.

According to Porsche, the Macan is a key model in its business strategy that’ll lead it into 2018. It’s set to go into production in 2013.

Hit page two for the press release.






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So this begs the question, will it be an AWD only, FWD biased with AWD or FWD with a 4x4 option since they do mention all terrain.

Going to be a very interesting release. Also will see how they price it as I can see this competing with Buick, Chevy just about everyone who might have a small AWD CUV with performance.

Jeep SRT8 Grand Cherokee eats their SUV lunch.
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So this begs the question, will it be an AWD only, FWD biased with AWD or FWD with a 4x4 option since they do mention all terrain.


I'm guessing either 4WD or AWD are on the table.

Jeep SRT8 Grand Cherokee eats their SUV lunch.


Price wise, I'll give you that. But I think Porsche is aiming this more at the BMW X3, Mercedes GLK, Audi Q5 (What the Macan will be based on), and Range Rover Evoque arena.
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Why not Porsche Pecan?
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Well at least it's a food like Cyan is
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Okay, I admit it; the name really makes me think of bacon. Mmmm ... Porsche Bacon.
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