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 |  Jul 01 2014, 8:02 AM

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You might have to wait more than six months for a Porsche Macan, but the company is willing to jump through hoops to keep you happy in the meantime.

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 |  Jun 29 2014, 1:33 PM

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This week’s most watched videos from AutoGuide.com‘s YouTube channel represent a variety of reviews.

In the luxury sedan segment is our Mercedes-Benz S550 review while our video bidding farewell to the Toyota FJ Cruiser with the Trail Teams Ultimate Edition also garnered plenty of attention. Lastly, we had the opportunity to review the all-new Porsche Macan crossover.

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 |  May 28 2014, 4:41 PM

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Porsche is conducting an internal investigation on about 2,500 Macan crossovers due to issues with the brakes.

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 |  May 14 2014, 8:02 AM

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You won’t be seeing any live tigers used to promote the new Porsche Macan anymore.

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 |  Apr 24 2014, 8:02 AM

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That’s right, Porsche will soon sell a vehicle powered by a four-cylidner engine again.

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 |  Feb 11 2014, 8:32 AM

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Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller expects the brand to exceed 200,000 units in 2015.

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 |  Dec 01 2013, 8:27 PM

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This week, AutoGuide readers were glued to our 2014 Jaguar XK-R convertible review, while Nissan GT-R fans continued to check out more on the 2015 model along with the new GT-R NISMO from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Lastly, the Porsche Macan from the LA Auto Show is ranking high amongst new car shoppers.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 11:27 AM

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Porsche’s push into the compact crossover segment is here, packing a choice of six-shooters powering the all four wheels. 

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 |  Nov 11 2013, 1:14 PM

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Next week, Porsche will officially unveil its Macan crossover despite the fact that much of the information about its newest product is already out in the open.

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 |  Nov 01 2013, 12:52 PM

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Porsche has already released lightly camouflaged photos and videos of its latest product, the Macan Crossover, but now an image of the Macan has leaked online that shows the crossover with no cover up. 

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 |  Oct 16 2013, 1:32 PM

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Porsche released photos of its upcoming Macan crossover today showing almost all of the vehicle uncovered.

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 |  Oct 11 2013, 5:02 PM

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A teaser image of the upcoming Porsche Macan small crossover reveals that it will be the first production model fitted with headlights first seen during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 27 2013, 5:49 PM

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Porsche’s upcoming Macan crossover will initially reach the U.S. with a 3.0-liter V6 and a 3.6-liter turbo unit according to leaked slides from a dealer meeting.

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 |  Sep 06 2013, 11:20 AM

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Spy photographers have captured the 2014 Porsche Macan yet again, this time as it circles the legendary Nürburgring in Germany.

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 |  Jul 31 2013, 1:31 PM

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Porsche sells a ton of Cayenne SUVs which is why the brand is expanding its SUV offerings with the new Macan, a small crossover which our spy photographers caught fully uncovered. 

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 |  May 30 2013, 8:31 AM

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According to reports, the Porsche Macan will make its production debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and is scheduled for a spring 2014 release date.

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 |  Dec 13 2012, 4:02 PM

Maserati wants to broaden its reach into new market segments which means venturing beyond its two core models — the Quattroporte and GranTurismo.

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 |  Oct 21 2012, 1:48 PM

Recent spy photos of the Porsche Macan reveal that the German automaker is nearing completion with its newest SUV model that shares a platform with the Audi Q5.

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 |  Sep 10 2012, 8:00 AM

The 2014 Porsche Macan was recently spied in full production form and now the German automaker expects to have production of its new compact SUV to reach 75,000 by the end of next year.

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 |  Aug 01 2012, 11:07 AM

The 2014 Porsche Macan is a new small SUV that will fit in under the popular Cayenne, and this newest batch of spy photos reveals some of the interior tech and styling.

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 |  Jun 21 2012, 6:15 PM

There will be no model made to slot under the Boxster (pictured above) in terms of price or size according to Bernhard Maier, head of Porsche sales and marketing.

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 |  Apr 15 2012, 6:02 PM

The newest SUV from Porsche will begin production in 2013, which means details on the smaller Cayenne cousin are going to start appearing.

Now named the Macan, the German automaker will be releasing its top-of-the-line turbo variant with a new 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 powerplant believed to be based on the larger engine from the base-model Cayenne. The Macan Turbo will have 370 hp and aims to establish a niche as the fastest and most dynamic model in its class. Thanks to a pair of Borg Warner sequential turbos, it’s believed the 370 hp will be backed with 400 lb-ft of torque.

The Macan will be based on Volkswagen‘s new MLB platform with a V6 and an Audi-engineered, Torsen torque-sensing differential that Porsche has tweaked for the Macan to power all four wheels. Transmission choices will include a seven-speed manual, or an optional seven-speed, dual-clutch PDK.

“We’ve surprised even ourselves,” said Porsche development boss Wolfgang Hatz said about the Macan. “It drives incredibly well and, from what we’ve seen from the competition, will be the most sporting car in its class.”

In addition to the 3.0-liter V6, the Macan will be the first Porsche since 1995 to have a four-cylinder engine offering. Though it’s not confirmed, it’s widely believed that the base-model Macan will have a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with around 220 hp. A turbodiesel option may also come in the form of a 2.0-liter with 190 hp.

[Source: Autocar UK]

 |  Feb 16 2012, 8:49 AM

The newest SUV offering from Porsche is going to be called the Macan. Previously believed to be called the Cajun, Porsche released some details today about its upcoming SUV.

The sub-Cayenne Macan will be available for the customer who doesn’t want a full size SUV, but still wants the luxury of a Porsche. In the Concept sketch we can see that the Macan will sport a low profile roofline but keep the general look of the Cayenne.

The word Macan is Indonesian for Tiger, and was chosen because, “The name of a new Porsche has to fit with the brand, sound good in very many languages and dialects and evoke positive associations,” says Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG.

The Macan will begin production in 2013 in Leipzig, Germany.

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