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2013-11-20 09:43

BABY SUV ON THE WAY: The Porsche Macan has made its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and will arrive in South Africa in 2014. Image: Newspress

LOS ANGELES, US - Porsche has unveiled its new SUV, the Macan, at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and its headed for South Africa!

The world debut of the Macan (pronounced Ma-chan which is Indonesian for tiger) means Porsche is extending its model range in to a new vehicle segment - the compact SUV market.

According to Porsche South Africa, the Macan will reach our shores by mid-2014. Local prices and specs will be released closer to its launch date.

Gallery: Porsche Macan


Porsche says the Macan, its first compact SUV, will set new standards on both paved streets and rugged terrain.

The model will be available in three versions - Macan S, Turbo and diesel.

The Macan S is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine pushing out 250kW/460Nm, accelerates from 0 - 100km/h in 5.2 seconds and has combined fuel consumption of 8.7 l/100km.

The Turbo variant is powered by a 294kW/550Nm 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo, reaches 100km/h in 4.8 seconds with a fuel consumption figure of  8.9l/100km.

The S Diesel has a turbocharged 190kW/580Nm 3.0-litre V6, rockets from 0 - 100km/h in 6.3 seconds and fuel consumption of 6.1-litres/100km.

Technical goodies include Porsche's active all-wheel drive and the automaker's PDK double-clutch transmission fitted as standard.

The Macan will be built at the automaker's factory in Leipzig, Germany with automaker expecting to produce 50 000 per year.

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