Rumour mills all around the world have been working overtime ever since it emerged that German performance car maker Porsche plans to come up with a mid size SUV that would be positioned below the Cayenne and hence, would play baby brother to the high selling only Porsche SUV currently on sale.
Christened as the Porsche Macan, the new car surely has the potential to become one of the most successful Porsche cars ever and the Macan has been spotted testing on numerous occasions. We have already come across various spy pics of the Porsche Macan test mules and today, we have a video of the upcoming Porsche SUV being tested in Stuttgart.
The Macan test mule that has been spotted wore subtle camouflage and the recent video has to be among the most revealing videos of the Macan ever.
The Macan will share a lot with the next gen Audi Q5. In spite of the platform and component sharing, Porsche claims that the Macan will be a lot sportier than the new gen Q5. The disparity will arise from Porsche using a different chassis setup, different dynamic control systems and bigger brakes.
Powering the Porsche Macan will be a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine that will have a max power output of 220hp. A 3.6-liter naturally-aspirated V6 engine with 295 bhp of peak power will also be offered. The Macan Turbo, which will be the flagship variant, will be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that will be good for 370 bhp. The Macan will also get a set of diesel engines that will include a 2.0-liter TDI motor with 190 bhp of max power and a V6 3.0-liter TDI with 250 bhp.
Also on the pipeline might be a hybrid variant that would have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol along with a 54 bhp electric motor. The Porsche Macan will most likely share the all wheel drive system with the Q5.
The new Porsche Macan goes on sale towards the end of this year.