Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche has announced that its new upcoming sport SUV will be named Macan.

The name is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and combines suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics, the company said.

“The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of an SUV and is a genuine Porsche,” said Bernhard Maier, executive vice-president of sales and marketing for 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.”

The Macan will begin production in Leipzig in 2013 and is the fifth Porsche model line.

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