A first sketch of the Porsche Macan Confirms New Compact SUV Model (Photo)

By on Feb 19, 2012 in Automobile, Business Comments

Porsche has confirmed its Macan SUV model by releasing a first sketch of the vehicle through a newsletter on Thursday, February 16, 2012. International news reports say that Macan was derived by the German automaker from an Indonesian word for Tiger.

A first sketch of the Porsche Macan
A first sketch of the Porsche Macan
Image Credit: Porsche USA

Production of Macan, reportedly the fifth Porsche model after the larger Cayenne SUV, will start next year.

The Porsche Macan sketch suggests a low, sleek model very similar to an Audi Q5 model.

Audi Q5
Audi Q5
Image Credit: Audi USA

Experts reportedly believed that Macan will be powered by a 2.0 and 3.0 liter gasoline and diesel engines. A Macan Turbo S may also be in the works according to analysts.

Porsche explained that Macan‘s animal roots of “suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics” characterizes the new SUV model.

The announcement of Macan, observers believed, maybe a head-on collision to the larger Maserati Kubang SUV, introduced late last year.

Maserati derived Kubang from the name of a wind that blows through Java, Indonesia.

Related blog article: Porsche Macan Teaser Video.

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