Meet the new Porsche Macan image

Porsche will unveil the new Macan SUV somewhere in 2013. And thanks to Autobild Germany we have some images showing the upcoming little SUV from Porsche. The Audi Q5-based crossover will launch as a four door, but a two-door version is also likely.

The powertrains also come from Audi and include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter V-6 producing about 240 hp and 290 hp, respectively. In addition, there’s a Macan Turbo S in the works according to Automobile Magazine.

It features Porsche’s own heavily tweaked 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 rated at 350hp.
As expected – also planned is a Macan Hybrid, fitted with a 230-hp four-cylinder complemented by a 50-hp electric engine.

COMPETITION: Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infiniti EX35, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes-Benz GLK.

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL AND PRICE: On sale in 2013, starting at $45,000.

Look for the Macan to vie with the Cayenne in terms of volume and pricing–the factory in Leipzig where it’ll be made is being expanded into 500-million-euro production plant with a body assembly line and paint shop.

Yes – the investment is one of the biggest building projects in Porsche’s corporate history. Production starts in 2013.