Porsche Macan getting bolder look, inspired from Land Rover's Evoque success

 Porsche Macan getting bolder look, inspired from Land Rovers Evoque success
2014 Porsche Macan spy photo 12.6.2012 / Automedia

Due in late 2014

Porsche's design chief says Macan will have a bolder look, inspired from the success of the Range Rover Evoque.

The upcoming baby Cayenne is scheduled to go on sale in late 2014 and is part of the firm's objective to double annual sales to 200,000 units by 2018. Design boss Michael Mauer revealed that Porsche reconsidered the design of the Macan after Land Rover launched the Evoque last year.

He added that it's common for a designer to modify the look of an upcoming model after seeing the design of a competitor, but it won't be a copy of the Evoque as "it will be a real Porsche – the sports car in its segment".

Macan will be Porsche's fifth model and will be slotted below the larger Cayenne. To produce this smaller SUV the German firm is investing 500m EUR at its plant in Leipzig, Germany. There aren't any official production numbers, but according to local press the output will be of around 75,000 units.

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The Evoque will still look better and have better offroad capabilities, the Macan will have to be better on the road and have a better interior.
Dec 3, 2012 5:40 pm
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how do you know that the evoque will look better before even seing the Macan? I also think it looks really bad on the spy photos what the article is actually saying that it will change
Dec 3, 2012 8:22 pm
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its because Porsche design is by default conservatively careful so they won't push the boldness too much. Look at the Cayenne, despite all its updates it's design is still rather too obvious and careful.
Dec 4, 2012 12:24 am
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no matter what they do to the details, the roof line is too ugly.
Dec 4, 2012 1:12 am
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Yeah, the holiday diet has really put some pounds on this girl's rear. I see this SUV getting featured in a rap video!
Dec 4, 2012 10:31 pm
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If they don't employ Italians, Germans suck at drawing cars. The good ones have left the German companies like Peter Schreyer.
Dec 15, 2012 4:19 am
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ehm, and it will just look at the sport hse and the cayenne, thx, cheers, bye
Dec 6, 2012 9:57 am
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Ceramic Rabbit
Get ready to see these things running around America's affluent suburbs in packs.
Dec 3, 2012 12:23 pm
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