Macan will not be an Audi Q5 with a Porsche badge, R&D chief says

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 22, 2012

According to the latest reports from Autocar, it appears that the new Porsche Macan baby SUV will be a completely new car and not just a redesigned Audi Q5. These words came from Porsche’s R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz who also confirmed that the new crossover will make its world debut next year at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Moreover, Hatz also added that despite the fact that it is based on the Audi Q5, the German manufacturer modified every little thing on the Macan. So, everything is new: the engines, transmissions as well as the suspension. We do know that the Porsche Macan will use a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering more than 370 hp.

This engine is based on the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter engine found on the bigger Cayenne but also on the Panamera and capable to deliver 300 hp. Hatz also added that Audi should have no fears that the Macan will steal its customers as the new crossover from Porsche wants to attract different people. What’s more interesting is that the Macan will be the first modern-day Porsche that will use four-cylinder engines. Still, these engines will not be available when the car will be launched.

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