Porsche has officially announced the company’s upcoming small sport utility vehicle will be called the Macan. The new compact crossover SUV will arrive on the same chassis as the Audi Q5 and probably with hybrid version.
Porsche explains: “the name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics – core characteristics of the new off-road car.”
“The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche.”
The production of the Porsche Macan will begin in 2013 at its Leipzig plant.