Porsche has just named their baby SUV sitting underneath the Cayenne. Say hello to the Macan.
Porsche has just announced the name of their upcoming baby SUV. Previously known as the Cajun during testing, the Macan will sit just underneath the Cayenne as the company's answer to the Range Rover Evoque. Along with a nifty little sketch of the new model, Porsche has also released some information regarding the production of the Macan. The fifth model off of Porsche's lineup will be built in Leipzig, Germany, and is set to roll into production in 2013.
A €500 million investment will see the factory expand into a fully-fledged production plant complete with an assembly line and paint shop. The move is an integral part of Porsche's Strategy 2018.
"The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche," said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG. "The name of a new Porsche has to fit with the brand, sound good in very many languages and dialects and evoke positive associations." Porsche says that the name Macan comes from the "Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics - core characteristics of the new off-road car." First image is of the official Porsche Macan sketch and the unofficial rendering is courtesy of Porschew.com