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    Porsche's new sports car in the SUV segment has been given the name Macan. The name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics – core characteristics of the new off-road car. 

    “The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche”, said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG. “The name of a new Porsche has to fit with the brand, sound good in very many languages and dialects and evoke positive associations.” 

    As the fifth Porsche model line, the Macan is a central plank of Strategy 2018, by which the sports car manufacturer wishes to expand its model portfolio. Porsche intends the Macan to emulate the success of the Cayenne. The SUV will start coming off the production lines in Leipzig in 2013. To that end, the site in this city in Saxony is being expanded into a fully-fledged production plant including body assembly line and paint shop – with 500 million euro of investment one of the biggest building projects in Porsche’s corporate history. In the medium-term, the sports car manufacturer will be creating more than 1,000 new jobs here.

    Word names at Porsche have a concrete connection with the corresponding model and its characteristics: the name Boxster describes the combination of boxer engine and roadster, Cayenne stands for sharpness, the Cayman is snappy and agile and a Panamera is more than a Gran Turismo, capable also of winning the Carrera Panamericana long-distance race. 

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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S (April 2012 delivery), Porsche 997 Carrera GTS Cabriolet PDK, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Let the bashing begin...  indecision


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    oh no!!!!  ugly name angry  for sure the car will be a big success! kiss


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    MACAN   How is it pronounced?   Mácan, Macán, or perhaps Máchan.

    Anyone familiar with Indonesian blush


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    So-so name IMO. I preferred Cajun :)

    Obvious question ... how is this name pronounced?

    ma-kan?
    ma-san?
    maa-kan?
    maa-san?
    ma-kaan?
    ma-saan?

    etc

    BTW the word ma-kaan in Arabic means 'home' :)


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    reginos, we were thinking the same thing ... :)

    Indonesian pronunciation dictionary ... this might help!

    http://www.forvo.com/word/macan/#id


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    The design study looks nice ... a lower, sleeker, sportier looking Cayenne IMO ....


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    I guess the actual pronunciation will be of an Indonesian word in a German style ...


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    BTW the word ma-kaan in Arabic means 'home' :)

    Actually Macan in arabic means Place :)


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    I may be wrong but I though the Arabic word for home was "beit" 


    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Actually, we're both correct. 'Makaan' means 'house' in Arabic as well :)

    And it means 'house' in Urdu BTW :)


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Judging from the design study of the Panamera, the Macan-o will look nothing like the drawing.angry


    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    'Beit' is another word too with a similar meaning :)


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Macan beats Cajan, IMHO. For a US audience, Cajun is just a silly name.

     


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Well the sketch is gorgeous but that name is going to get it in the deep here in DR. "la macaron" is a slang for "you completely screwed that up" and its ussually shortened to "la macan" so in dominican the new porsche is kind of calling itself a failure. That aside i'm sure it'll be an excellent car, and judging by the huge amount of Cayennes rolling through town I expect it to sell very well. 


    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Some information from CAR magazine:

    Four-wheel drive will be standard, double-clutch gearboxes will sport seven speeds, and these are the expected engine options, with a little more power like-for-like than the Audi Q5:

    2.0 TFSI 4-cyl, 237bhp/258lb ft
    3.0 TFSI V6, 288bhp/295lb ft
    2.0 TDI 4-cyl, 187bhp/258lb ft
    3.0 TDI V6, 261bhp/369lb ft

    A Macan Turbo S is also in the works, with Porsche's own twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 rated at 345bhp, and there's a Macan Hybrid too, with the Q5's 208 bhp 2.0 TFSI and electric motor set-up. Pricing for Macan is expected to exceed the Q5 by about 15%.


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    ...and it will be a five seater (judging from the film). That will make some here very happy indeed!


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    As far as I heard, there will be only four engines available and more could come on the way if the Macan is a success:

    Macan 

    Macan S

    Macan Turbo

    Macan Diesel


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    I wonder if it will be sold in Scotland as the McCann?angry


    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    RC:

    As far as I heard, there will be only four engines available and more could come on the way if the Macan is a success:

    Macan 

    Macan S

    Macan Turbo

    Macan Diesel

    I presume all engines will be turbocharged, from Audi.

    So the Macan Turbo will be a high pressure turbo version of the 3.0 TFSI? The Diesel will use the 3.0 TDI or we'll get a 2.0 Diesel and a 3.0 Diesel S? Any information?


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    sevoman:

    I may be wrong but I though the Arabic word for home was "beit" 

    Exactly! Smiley


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Spyderidol:

    I wonder if it will be sold in Scotland as the McCann?angry

    Macan is also a name in Serbo-croatian


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Spyderidol:

    I wonder if it will be sold in Scotland as the McCann?angry

    Strong!! Smiley


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Which Diesel? 4 cyl or 6 cyl? 

    I love the rear, more than Cayenne

    Will be also a 3 door version?


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    reginos:
    Spyderidol:

    I wonder if it will be sold in Scotland as the McCann?angry

    Macan is also a name in Serbo-croatian

    Ha! So that is Porsche's new target market.Smiley


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    reginos:
    Spyderidol:

    I wonder if it will be sold in Scotland as the McCann?angry

    Macan is also a name in Serbo-croatian

    Macan actually means "Big" male cat(some women here use a Macan nickname for description of handsome/sexy man) in Croatian or Serbian. I think that Macan wont be very popular in ex-yu countries, specially for women costumers...Smiley

    BTW, same problem here for Ford Kuga. Kuga means plague locally... 


    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    The correct pronunciation is Máchan (ch as in English) of the Indonesian word for Tiger. But it will be pronounced in numerous different ways around the world. Not a very good choice of a world name.


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    Re: "Cajun" is now...MACAN Thread Closed

    Unless the market already has a meaning for this name, I find this model designation to be very strong. Macan is a word unrelated to anything else for me, the closest I could get was "Macca" for the well-known Britsh sportscar company... indecision

    Not judging the car by the concept sketch, this is way too early to see this as being relevant. Furthermore there are not many striking details that give away anything, apart from the fact that it will feature a slightly sleeker silhouette than the Cayenne.


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    For many years Exxon provided millions of dollars for the conservation of tigers in range countries, including Indonesia. Porsche may have a PR opportunity here--wild tigers are truly endangered. A tricky initiative, but worthwhile...

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    Good luck to Porsche with it. Its cool they went for a Asian name for a Tiger. I really hope its capable of winning Dakar and everything else they claim for it.


     
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