2020 Porsche Macan — Back in the days when Porsche’s portfolio was still the pure sports car. Many people laughed and even downright rejected Cayenne, Porsche’s first ever mid-size SUV when it was launched in 2002. SUV was not a good idea from purists’ point of view. But from the company’s perspective, adding an SUV to their lineup is necessary to help with the company’s financial situation. At that time, SUV was beginning to be everybody’s favorite. And it is just ridiculous if Porsche ignored the trend.
Despite the initial negative reaction, Porsche continued Cayenne development. And, it became a hit once it was launched to the market. Cayenne was lucky because even though it was an SUV, it drove like a Porsche. Volkswagen Touareg’s platform underpinned it. But, all the styling, production, and tuning were done in Porsche way to accommodate Porsche customer’s taste.
Moreover, it was very powerful, thanks to the V8 engine. In fact, Cayenne is the first V8-engined Porsche after 928 series was discontinued in 1995. Cayenne proved that an SUV could have Porsche vibe as well and it even generated extremely high profit for the German’s automaker.
2020 Porsche Macan Specifications
Cayenne’s success has opened the possibility for other SUV models to come and Macan was finally born 12 years after Cayenne in 2014. Following its predecessor’s step, Macan is also underpinned by Volkswagen group’s platform, this time from Audi Q5.
Just like Cayenne, the VW platform is heavily modified to make it more suitable for the company’s brand and customer’s preference. Up to this day, there are six variants in Macan lineup. Which is including Macan, Macan S, Macan S Diesel 211 HP, Macan GTS and Macan Turbo.
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SUV trend keeps evolving, and automakers always try to keep up with the new trend to compete in the ever-growing SUV market. Premium SUV brand like Porsche is competing on an entirely different level. The current trend in premium SUV brand is SUV with coupe styling. So, Cayenne will definitely produce something like that too.
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Coupe-like Cayenne SUV was spotted testing last August and it probably will be named Sahara. Rumor has it, and it will debut at the end of 2018, and the sales will commence sometime in 2019.
2020 Porsche Macan Release Date
Since Cayenne gets coupe styling, 2020 Porsche Macan definitely will get it too. However, it is definitely not the current Macan that will be transformed into the coupe-like car. It seems like Porsche wants to give away for coupe-like Cayenne to do well in the market first before producing the Macan version. We can expect coupe-like Macan SUV to be launched in 2020.
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