A month from now we will see the official photos of the new Porsche Macan. Until then, the compact SUV from Porsche is revealed in two new photos-teaser.
Awaiting the official debut of the Porsche Macan, the compact SUV which will officially debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show (Los Angeles Convention Center, November 20 – December 1), the German car manufacturer presents two more teaser images of the model. The second SUV in the Porsche range will be available for sale starting next spring. Porsche has big plans concerning the sales and the dynamic performance of the car.
Porsche Macan – Design & Engine
Developed on a platform derived from that of Audi Q5 but modified so the final product will rise to the level of dynamism required by the Porsche history, the new Macan will take over many of the aesthetic elements that made Cayenne Porsche’s best selling model in the past years. This is why the aesthetic approach will look very familar to the brand fans.
Regarding the engine, the new Porsche Macan will be based on two petrol units and one diesel. The main engine will be a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that develops 335 horsepower and 450 Nm and a 3.6-liter V6 turbo with some interesting numbers: 395 horsepower and 450 Nm. Diesel lovers will be based on the engine that will most likely become the absolute best seller of the range, the 3.0-liter V6 that develops 254 horsepower and 580 Nm.
There are voices announcing the emergence of the four-cylinder engines on the new Porsche Macan, (2.0 turbo petrol and 2.0 turbodiesel). This engines will transform the compact SUV of the Germans in the first model in 18 years that will receive an engine with this architecture. Porsche will provide its customers with the 7-speed PDK transmission already known from the big brother Cayenne.
The Swabian CEOs expects a substantial increase in sales after the release of Porsche Macan, so that the main target of the Porsche is to increase profits next year. “I expect the Porsche revenue to increase next year. […] And Macan will be key to this growth in 2014, especially in the second half. Additionally, the 911 range should also reach its peak,” says Daniel Schwarz, a Commerzbank AG analyst, quoted by Bloomberg.
To develop the new Macan, Porsche invested EUR 500 million in the factory from Leipzig, where starting this autumn there will be a new production line. In the eastern Germany plant are produced at this time Panamera and Cayenne. In order to add the new Porsche Macan to the list of models produced at this location will be required 1,500 additional employees.
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