Love it or hate it the Porsche Cayenna has been a huge success for the German company making their venture into the SUV market worthwhile. The 4X4 has always forwarded its sporting credentials and is one of the most capable machines in the segment. It has long been speculated that Porsche have been developing a smaller SUV. Today we get confirmation.
To be called the Macan (meaning tiger) the baby Cayenna promises to have many sports car attributes. “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.”
The new car hits showrooms in 2013.