Published on 17 Feb 2012 by Adriano
Porsche releases an official video teaser dedicated to its new SUV model whose name has just been revealed: it will be called Macan, which means ‘Tiger’ in Indonesian language, an announcement that puts an end to the speculation that the car was going to be called ‘Cajun‘. The car will become the sixth model in Porsche’s line up and will be produced at Porsche’s plant in Lipsia, starting in 2013.
“The Macan combines all the characteristics of a sports car with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche - said global sales and marketing chief, Mr. Bernhard Maier - The name of a new Porsche has to fit with the brand, sound good in very many languages and dialects and evoke positive associations.” The Macan will share its platform with the Audi Q5, along with most of its powertrains, and in the plans of the Stuttgart-based carmaker it will hopefully emulate the success of the Cayenne. The pictures below come from the last set of spy shots we received of this model a while ago, when it was still wearing a misleading Q5 bodywork.