Back to Porsche, have all circulated rumors that it will be named "Cajun". Fortunately, the German manufacturer has chosen to name this baby SUV "Macan" - Indonesian language word that means "tiger". Not really bring this car to Tiger, but is, however, sounds better than "Cajun".
"Macan combines all of the benefits of a sports car with an SUV, Porsche remains essentially true," said Bernhard Maier, board member of Porsche's sales and marketing. "The name of each Porsche model must comply with brand attitude to sound good in as many languages and dialects and to arouse positive associations," he added.
Cayenne's younger brother will be produced in the Porsche factory in Leipzig from next year. For these reasons, the German company has invested 500 million euros to turn the location into a full production plant, which will include an assembly line bodywork and paint.
As everyone expected, Porsche Macan technical platform will be based on the Audi Q5. Suspected that the two models will have many common components, including engines, steering, transmission, axles and even Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system, while Porsche will develop its own braking system, suspension system and a series control of dynamic features that will provide a more sporty road behavior for small SUV.
In addition to revealing the name that will carry the new model, Porsche has launched a teaser video and a sketch of the five-door version. The drawing can be seen that the design of the model is quite similar to that of the second generation Cayenne, although as much as last lighthouse 911.