Porsche Macan SUV Cuts Camouflage In New Spy Photos

TMR Team | Jul 31, 2013

Porsche's new Macan SUV has been spied once again, this time with only the barest of disguises. And that's no surprise, now that a November unveiling has been confirmed.

Wearing only basic camouflage, the spied test car offers a clear look at the Macan's styling, highlighting the car's 'Cayenne Junior' styling.

While the lights and D-pillar are lightly masked, it is clear that the Macan will borrow much of the Cayenne's look, including the familiar glasshouse, simple body lines and fat haunches.

Set to enter production in December, the Macan will share a platform with the Audi Q5, along with most of its powertrains and driveline.

Separating it from the Q5 will be a higher-output engine and handling options, and of course its own unique design, inside and out.

A high-performance flagship is also expected, driven by a 275kW twin-turbo version of the 3.0 litre supercharged engine driving the Audi S4.

Power is expected to be sent to all four wheels on all Macan models, via a version of the Quattro system used in the Q5.

This round of spy photos has also inspired a spot of rendered speculation by Photoshop wizard Dan Buzdugan. See below.

"Macan"?

As for its name, "Cajun" had been adopted as a project title for the new model, born as a portmanteau of the larger Cayenne's name and the word "junior".

Why wasn't the name approved for the final production model? According to Porsche's Bernhard Maier, the new Macan name, which is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger, is simply a better fit.

“The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche,” Maier said.

“The name of a new Porsche has to fit with the brand, sound good in very many languages and dialects and evoke positive associations.”

Filed under: Porsche, Spy Photos, News, enthusiast, macan, porsche macan

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  • Godspeed says,
    3 years ago
    Looks like the Porsche SUV design team are smoking the same stuff as their Bentley counterparts with the EXP9F
  • Godspeed says,
    3 years ago
    2 likes
    To be fair it just look like a smaller Cayenne, but it's still ugly IMO.

    Porsche *are* capable of coming up with a design that looks different to a 911 - look at the 928 and 70's 914 roadster - so why do they now feel everything needs to look like a 911, even though here, the engine is at the opposite end of the car?
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    Really pushing the 911-look in all their vehicles can only go so far and will only gain a lot of insults and "lazy" comments on the net.
    All Porsche really needs is to bring more variety in their design to differentiate their sports cars line from their SUV's and sport sedans.
    • Balthazaaaaargh says,
      3 years ago
      Not sure it matters how many comments they get if the sales keep going up.
  • Smart us says,
    3 years ago
    enough rich show offs to get them
  • slap says,
    1 year ago
    Looks like a short wheelbase jacked up panamera!
  • CAZZO says,
    1 year ago
    porked design what dress wearing boss vw tell them too

    vw calls the shots
    • Balthazaaaaargh says,
      1 year ago
      1 like
      I love how I can look at the Latest Comments box, see that Cazzo has commented on a Porsche/Audi article, and know 100% that he'll be saying something like "lol just another VW".

      So predictable...
      • CAZZO says,
        1 year ago
        1 like
        I love how I can look at the Latest Comments box, see that Cazzo has commented on a Porsche/Audi article, and know 100% that he'll be saying something like "lol just another VW".

        So predictable...


        I love how i can look at the Latest Comments box, and see that Balthazaaaargh is stalking me! laugh

        Yes, the Pecan is just a golf platform, or is it just a AUDIQ5/3 in drag? rolleyes

        bleh
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