Porsche Officially Names its new Small SUV the Macan

Although we’ve been calling Porsche’s upcoming small SUV the Cajun, Porsche has officially named it the Macan. According to Porsche “Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics core characteristics of the new off-road car.”

Porsche hopes to have the same success with the Macan that it has had with the Cayenne. The Macan will be the fifth Porsche and will start rolling off the line in Leipzig in 2013.

“The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche, said Bernhard Maier, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG. The name of a new Porsche has to fit with the brand, sound good in very many languages and dialects and evoke positive associations.”