17 February 2012

New Porsche model to be named Macan

The new Porsche sports car in the sports utility segment has been named Macan.

It will be built at the Porsche factory in Leipzig in Germany, with production due to start in 2013.

The name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics - core characteristics of this new all-terrain car.

Porsche intends the Macan to emulate the success of the Cayenne.