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Porsche is planning to launch the brand new Macan compact SUV in 2014, when its official starting price is expected to be set at approximately 36,000 GBP.

The brand new Porsche Macan has been tested over the last year in almost every environment possible and the model has also been spotted without any camouflage, numerous times. But those of you looking to buy the compact SUV will have to wait a few more months because according to the guys at Autocar, the model should be launched in 2014. The official starting price of the Macan should be set at around 36,000 GBP and its annual sales should stand at 55,000 units, but some believe that it can hit 75,000 units annually.

The Porsche Macan is expected to ride on the MLB platform, the same one underpinning the Audi Q5 and other vehicles, and it should be offered only with four-wheel drive. The compact SUV will receive both petrol and diesel engines and the lineup might include the 220 HP 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit, the 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6, with its 296 HP, or the 3.0 liter twin turbo V6, with 370 HP. The diesel options will include the 2.0 liter TDI with 190 HP and a larger 3.0 liter V6 TDI with 250 HP. Transmission options will include a seven-speed manual and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic.