Auto Express reports Porsche will unveil the upcoming Macan SUV at this year's LA Auto Show. Citing an unnamed "insider," AE says that the five-door will bow with engines, suspension and interior architecture that will help differentiate it from its Audi Q5 chassis mate. Big shocker there. We've been hearing the same line since we first caught word of the Macan back when it was still rolling around under the Cajun name. The report does shed some light on the model's pricing, however. That same insider says the Porsche Macan will carry a price tag of 36,000 pounds.

What does that mean for American buyers? Do some quick math based on current conversion rates, and average UK and US prices, and we come up with a sticker of roughly $42,000 here in the land of the free. That fits in line with the rest of the company's stable, with the larger Cayenne starting at $49,600.

Still, we'll wait for more concrete word before jumping behind the AE report wholeheartedly. The 2013 LA Auto Show gets going in late November.


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      supaflipjin
      • 1 Year Ago
      A pretty reasonable price. Porsche should sell a ton of these.
      MikeInNC
      • 1 Year Ago
      I tell you, if auto companies only make cars that the commenters on this blog liked, there would be no cars. I can agree with some that the Cayenne and the Panamera weren't my favorite visual designs ever but they are both real world performers. Just ask the Top Gear (the real one) guys. Most of them wanted to hate it but had to agree it's bloody good. I'll give it a chance, even though, heaven forbid, it's not a 911 (a car I love).
        Stephen Mihalik
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MikeInNC
        According to Autoblog commenters every new car ever made is a POS. Every new car should be use an N/A I6, be rwd, weigh less than 2000lbs and be priced under $25,000. Oh, and 6 speed manuals only with no traction control.
          Tina Dang
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Stephen Mihalik
          ...and should be a diesel wagon with awd.
          Brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Stephen Mihalik
          Or in @Rob's case, awd with a dct.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      DRO3000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tiguan, Q5 now Macan Germans are doing their best Domestic impression these days
      • 1 Year Ago
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      waetherman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hate it less than the Cayenne, but I still think this is yet another sign that VW's ownership of Porsche is going to damage the company. Ironically it was the success of the Cayenne that was what kinda put them in that position; if it hadn't been for the cash that the Cayenne brought in, Porsche might not have made a play for VW only to end up with the short end of the stick.
      Cameron S
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm slightly disappointed that the Macan's shape seemingly resembles a caricature of the elongated wagon-esque silhouette painted by the Infiniti EX37. I don't like this one bit Porsche... I understand it's analogous to the caymen vs 911 argument, however the caymen provides a thoroughly differentiated driving experience juxtaposed to the 911 due to its engine placement, which, in turn, creates room for the Boxster and itself in the lineup, while, additionally, just happens to be the entry level Porsche sports car. I doubt the driving experience of the Macan will be heavily differentiated from the Cayenne as their chassis set up is nearly identical, albeit slightly shrunken. The Cayenne was already on the smaller side of mid-size SUVs (not providing a 3rd row, smallest interior volume), which leaves me with a certain dubiousness in regards to the necessity of a smaller product in which to capture the potential buyers turned off by the Cayenne's allegedly prodigious gait (which we know to be the anthesis of the truth). It's apparent that its role is solely to serve as a kitschy cash cow in order to further facilitate Porsches perpetually expanding pockets (hello VW AG) by attracting facile status seeking individuals whose narrow minds are seemingly littered with conjecture, while presently possessing a paucity of means to approach what was once a mused upon, aspirational brand that would coquettishly tug at the heart of any self proclaimed automotive enthusiast. By moving forward with the development of both the Macan and the "Pajan", Porsche is inevitably joining the hoi polloi of modern luxury automotive manufactures by slowly introducing a "same sausage different lengths" strategy. This consequently dilutes their image by lowering them from a practical alternative of Italian supercars down to an equal playing field with the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Jaguar through foreseeable increases in production and the resulting loss of exclusivity. Soon enough, Porsche will be offering lighted crests in order to convey superciliousness over its equivalent competitors (eg. the Mercedes illuminated 3 pointed star) instead of producing a throughly differentiated product closely aligned with their core values.
      poopoohead100
      • 1 Year Ago
      Instead of a more affordable SUV, I wish Porsche made a more affordable sports coupe.
        poopoohead100
        • 1 Year Ago
        @poopoohead100
        Or I at least hope that this volume seller will allow Porsche to develop a more affordable sports coupe.
      NG5
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stupid name....
      RudyH
      • 1 Year Ago
      Actually... When you compare it to the Infiniti EX, this isn't badly priced at all, for a Porsche. Interesting to see what engine is going to be base in the Macan, Personally I don't see myself driving one, but since Audi has been killing off the premium sportswagon, and no one else is stepping up, this has some potential...still not the same...
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      To the haters [of this car]: It's a great looking crossover. My problem with the Q5 is that it doesn't look masculine enough. Flame me if you want, I don't care. I'd still drive one on the value proposition, but given the choice between the Q5 and this Porsche for 15% more, I'll choose the Porsche. Yes, there are some asthetic differences, but Porsche is gonna make this drive differently, too. That's their branding--not just the shield. They're not just going to take the Q5 and put new body panels and a badge on. It's gonna drive awesome. I'm a fan, suckas.
        brucec039
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        I agree, the Q5 was too feminine and soft looking so we went with another brand.
      vroooomy
      • 1 Year Ago
      but will there be a turbo s to compete w/ the juke gtr...LOL
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