The Macan will be smaller than the Cayenne and will be based on the Audi Q5 chassis with changes to make it more Porsche.

The Macan will play a very important role in Porsche’s Strategy 2018, the intention of which is to expand Porsche’s model line up. The site in Leipzig ,Saxony is being expanded into a fully-fledged production plant including body assembly line and paint shop. The 500 million Euro investment is one of the biggest building projects in Porsche’s corporate history. Porsche also says this will create 1000 new jobs.

The SUV will start coming off the production lines in Leipzig in 2013.

A three door version, and a hybrid shouldn’t be too far down the line.