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

    There is a new, Porsche sponsored website for the Macan: Pinterest.

    http://pinterest.com/porschecars/the-macan/


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

    so how do we pronounce MACAN again ? already forgot indecision


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

    To me it will always be McCann.


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

    Spyderidol:

    To me it will always be McCann.

    Smiley


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

    My guess in the US, it will settle out to rhyme with "muckin'". Pronunciation usually follows the path of least resistance.


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

    I had a play around with the official drawing and revised the side proportions from the designers sleek, purposeful drawing to a more realistic window height ratio and gave it some real wheels.

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    ISUK:

    I had a play around with the official drawing and revised the side proportions from the designers sleek, purposeful drawing to a more realistic window height ratio and gave it some real wheels.

    I have no doubt your rendering is a perfect transformation from the sexy sketch.  Sadly it now looks like every other mini SUV...


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

    ISUK:

    I had a play around with the official drawing and revised the side proportions from the designers sleek, purposeful drawing to a more realistic window height ratio and gave it some real wheels.

    13299275492721.JPG

     

    Nice job. A bit bottom heavy; still, sign me up!

     


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

    Yeah, that looks good! 

    I think the pronunciation is "Muh-con".


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

    makan

    dont get used to it

    cajun was better to me


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

    Slight adjustment to the bottom half .

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

    I somehow feel this sketch doesn't have much headroom. I think the cabin will be taller. 


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    A shallow window height is possible without compromising interior headroom. Take a look at an Evoque.

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

    Hmmm...yes, you may be right. The beltline on the Evoque seems tall though, making the body seem bulky, to my eye anyway. The direction the Macan seems to be taking is more balanced and streamlined. 


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    Beautiful Evoque. That car has simply raised the bar, from a styling viewpoint, of what a compact SUV can (and how good it should) look like.

    The Macan has a tough rival to beat. I think it will offer all the usual Porsche SUV qualities. Whether it will outdo the Evoque in terms of luxury etc? Only time will tell. It really depends on how much luxury they include ... clearly they don't want to cannibalise Cayenne sales (and it won't be the first time that PAG releases a hamstrung car to protect a more expensive model e.g. Cayman vs 911) but IMO they really should do the Macan justice so that it can be as much of a commercial success as it can be.

    BTW I'm personally glad it isn't called Cajun. It keeps reminding me of Pizza Hut toppings :)

    Also, there needed to be some variety in how the names sounded. They already had Cayenne and Cayman. Another 'Cay-jun' sound? Not IMO.

    A Porsche with a different name altogether is IMHO a good thing.


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

    I hope they offer the McCann with tartan seats!


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    Evoque enlightened.

    The first one I saw caught my eye. It was in white and I thought it looked really good. The more I see them the more I dislike the pointless design of the rear. It looks as if a building fell on it during an earthquake and the narrow rear window reminds me of an armoured vehicle's opening.

    A design novelty that is wearing out.


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    I wish I could agree that the Evoque is a successful design, as Land Rover has for too long clung to the boxy, safari look Land Rover believes is its heritage.  The more there are attractive smaller SUVs, the better, as this market segment is popular and almost ubiquitous. 

    However, having seen the Evoque on the road here, the sloping rear window and deck treatment is overdone and too decidedly stylish.  I have not driven one, but my guess is the rear view is obstructed and will eventually irritate the driver.  It may not appeal as well to female drivers (current BMW owners), but time will tell.

    The Evoque will no doubt be appointed luxuriously, in LR fashion.  The Macan will also have its luxuries, but in Porsche's more spartan style.


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    Carrageous:

    My guess in the US, it will settle out to rhyme with "muckin'". Pronunciation usually follows the path of least resistance.

    I suppose Porsche will eventually give us some direction on this question and then I think we will mostly follow that. I agree about the path of least resistance, but the various possible pronunciations don't seem so difficult to me.  I think it will go "McCann", as mentioned above, or "Macon", as in Georgia. 


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

    We should just tell everyone that  it's  a German word which is pronounced with an "eh" on the end.

    The Porsch"e" Macan"e". indecision


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

    I expect all the promo videos will contain the correct pronunciation so hopefully, no issues ...


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

    I think it's pronounced like the German word 'meckern', which roughly translates to complaining, but not in the polite sense. 


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

    Eunice:

    I think it's pronounced like the German word 'meckern', which roughly translates to complaining, but not in the polite sense. 


    If you drive a Macan, you can't really meckern, can you? Smiley


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

    They should use the McCann Erickson Ad agency to promote the car.


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

    indecision


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

    McCann? I thought it was McCain.

     


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

    Think again...


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

    A Range Rover too far

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/261486/

    LandRover-RangeRoverEvoque-24212121022367601600x1060.jpg


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

    A convertible SUV!  LOL.  What's next?  Smiley


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

    There were convertible SUVs before - Jeep Sahara as one example


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