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#1 +zhiVago

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:09

[UPDATE]

 

Meet the baby Cayenne, Audi's Q5 sibling

 

Debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Porsche has released several new teaser images of the 2014 Macan.

Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Macan will have an evolutionary design that borrows styling cues from the Cayenne. Notable highlights include an aggressive front fascia, a sloping roofline and LED-infused headlights. We can also see curvaceous bodywork and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but the crossover is expected to be offered with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 and a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 that develops 395 bhp (294 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. We can also expect an entry-level engine and possibly a 3.0-liter V6 diesel with 254 bhp (189 kW). The engines will be connected to manual and PDK transmissions which send power to a rear-biased all-wheel drive system.

The Macan will go into production in December and the mid-level S variant is expected to cost $52,000.

 

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The following images are spy photos from previous leaks:

 

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#2 Brian M.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:22

I wish they would disguise it! That is one hideous car.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:59

the lights on the back looks like screen tearing too.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:43

hmm, it looks like a... car.  

 

it has absolutely no distinguishable features, it just looks like any other cookie cutter car today. 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:45

the lights on the back looks like screen tearing too.

 

So does the upper edge of the rear windows where it connects to the door windows in front, completely different angle and position. 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:56

I like the design.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:06

What a boring car design.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:55

I don't get it, either be a niche car maker or don't. What would be the point of trying to compete in the mini suv class?

The Cayenne I like, but this one would have problems getting into a market dominated by the likes of ford, Nissan, Honda, (hell, any manufacturer that's already making cars this sized and class)



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:09

I don't get it, either be a niche car maker or don't. What would be the point of trying to compete in the mini suv class?

The Cayenne I like, but this one would have problems getting into a market dominated by the likes of ford, Nissan, Honda, (hell, any manufacturer that's already making cars this sized and class)

 

I have no doubt it will sell like hot cakes.

 

And the crowd that buys Porsches at the premium prices have long forgotten the last time they considered to purchase a Ford, a Nissan, or a Honda :)

 

A 30K car with cheap plastic and weak engines can't compete with a sporty luxurious car that costs twice as much :)

 

Porsche Macan is in its own segment, especially its Turbo version with 400HP. 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:21

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:50

So the new Porsche looks like any other Porsche. What was there to disguise?



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:13

I have no doubt it will sell like hot cakes.

 

And the crowd that buys Porsches at the premium prices have long forgotten the last time they considered to purchase a Ford, a Nissan, or a Honda :)

 

A 30K car with cheap plastic and weak engines can't compete with a sporty luxurious car that costs twice as much :)

 

Porsche Macan is in its own segment, especially its Turbo version with 400HP. 

I have no doubt neither, just the car does look to me like the illegitimate offspring from an 2010 Subaru Impreza and a Ford Kuga, and to be honest, I doubt with how much electronic gubbins they cram into cars nowadays this would be more reliable than a new sub 30k car, most car inspection failures nowadays if due to sensor malfunctions, and not because there's an actual fault with it's mechanicals.

(Just something a few mechanics have said in my area, cars failing M.O.T. inspections, some have even said had the sensor that cause the M.O.T. failure not been there, the car would have passed with flying colours)

But that's a different matter, it's still ugly :p



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:33

Build your own Macan [USA]



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 12:00

Quality vehicle, but sorry it's very ugly!