We have been reporting in detail about the upcoming Porsche Macan crossover that will sit below the Cayenne. Being touted as a baby Cayenne, we recently posted in detail about the exterior design of the second crossover from Porsche and now, Porsche has announced that the production of Macan would commence in December this year.
Talking about the company’s plans, Siegfried Bülow, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH, said,” This will complete the next major step in the preparatory stage of production of the Porsche Macan. The paint shop facilities have already been installed and the first car bodies will be painted in a test-operation as early as August. We are on schedule and are very keen to see the first car roll off the production-line in December.”
The Macan looks every bit a baby Cayenne and boasts of clean surfaces and distinctive Porsche styling. The insides of the Macan draw heavy inspiration from the second generation Cayenne. The dashboard layout, the buttons, the large screen, vertically stacked air vents and even the faux chrome inserts seems to have been borrowed from the new Cayenne.
The Macan is underpinned by the much publicized and flexible VW Group’s MQB modular platform. The platform also underpins the new VW Golf Mk7, Skoda Octavia Mk3 and Audi A3 hatchback/sedan.
Macan’s version of the MQB platform will be shared with the next generation Audi Q5. Powering the Porsche Macan would be a set of normally aspirated and turbocharged V6 petrol and diesel engines that might later be joined by 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrols and diesels.
Stay tuned to Motoroids to know more about the upcoming 2014 Porsche Macan.