Porsche expecting record demands on the Macan image

The German based automaker Porsche is expecting record demands on the upcoming Macan SUV and it will produce 75, 000 units in 2013.

According to WirtschaftsWoche, which is citing sources within the company, the car manufacturer has raised the production of the Porsche Macan for 2013 from 45,000 to 75,000 units, in the Leipzig facility. The Porsche Macan will be produced on the same platform as the Audi Q5, just like its larger brother, the Cayenne, is based on the Audi Q7. The Porsche Macan will be a direct rival for the upcoming BMW X4 and it’s expected to hit the market sometimes in 2013 as a 2014 model year.

The new Porsche Macan will get an engine lineup made out of both petrol and diesel engines and this will include the turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit with 220 HP, the 3.6 liter V6 naturally aspirated with 296 HP or the 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 with 370 HP which will be known as the Macan Turbo. Diesel options will include a 2.0 liter TDI engine producing 190 HP and a larger 3.0 liter V6 TDI with 250 HP. A hybrid powertrain is also expected to make its way into the Porsche Macan, most likely sourced from the Audi Q5 Hybrid. The Porsche Macan might be revealed at first at this year’s Paris Motor Show but there is no official word on this just yet.