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Porsche's new SUV to be called Macan

Porsche's new SUV to be called Macan image

Text: / Photos: Porsche Press | posted February 17, 2012 14:33

Porsche's latest effort to expand its model portfolio

Porsche confirms its fifth model in their lineup with a teaser video of its new SUV, the Porsche Macan. Macan, which is the Indonesian word for tiger, resembling their new SUV's combination of suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics.

“The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche”, said Bernhard Maier, Executive Vice President 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 intends the Macan to emulate the success of the Cayenne. The SUV will start coming off the production lines in Leipzig in 2013. 

Watch the video below.