Porsche Macan caught on videoWed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700
The Porsche Macan – a Porsche Cayenne on a boil wash – has been spied out testing and caught on video.
We’ve seen spy photos of the Porsche Macan before – Porsche’s take on the Audi Q5 – and they look more like a cut down Cayenne being used as a mule for the Macan’s underpinnings than an actual Macan.
But it seems that the shots so far are actually the Macan as it’s heading for production, which means Porsche has, perhaps unsurprisingly, chosen the 911 school of car design as its inspiration for the Macan and just stuck a Cayenne on a boil wash.
If you really look hard - and are familiar with the Cayenne – you could argue that the Macan is slightly curvier and that the back end is more steeply raked than its bigger sibling. But really, it really is just a smaller Cayenne.
Under the skin the Macan gets the same underpinnings as the Audi Q5 and will get a similar range of engines; basically 2.0 litre and 3.0 litre petrols and diesels.
But that does mean we should see the new Audi 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 getting a bit of Porsche fairy dust sprinkled on its mapping to give us what will almost certainly be the range topping Porsche Macan Turbo.
The Porsche Macan is scheduled to go in to production in Leipzig in the New Year, which means the Macan will almost certainly arrive on the Porsche stand at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September.
Video Source: WCF
By Cars UK