Porsche Macan going to 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show image

Porsche is planning to unveil the all-new Macan crossover next year, during the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The Porsche Macan has started its public life earlier this year and after the model has been spied a lot of times, it was finally confirmed for production by the German based automaker. The Porsche Macan is actually based on the Audi Q5, but the car manufacturer is saying that the model won’t have a lot of things in common with the Audi crossover because changes have been made to the engine lineup, to the transmissions and to the suspensions.

The Porsche Macan is expected to hit the market in 2013 as a 2014 model year and its engine lineup will be made out of both petrol and diesel engines, including 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. Additional details on the model are limited for the moment and will probably be announced close to its debut.

Source: Autocar