We have been regular with posting details and spy pics of the upcoming Porsche Macan. The recent set of spy pics that you see here shows as many as three Macan test mules, which were recently spotted testing in France.
As can be observed in the pics, the cars are almost uncamfouflaged and we finally have a clear idea of what the upcoming Porsche SUV would look like. The car gets a rakish roofline and a sporty window line, along with a ‘clamshell’ hood. What can also be made out is that while the designers at Porsche have borrowed plenty of design cues from the Cayenne, they have done a great job with giving the Macan its own identity. Being shorter, the Macan definitely looks more athletic.
The Macan, like most of the Porsche models out there, would go on sale in both Turbo and non Turbo variants. Differentiating the Macan Turbo from the regular model would be a bolder grille, bigger air inlets at front and a a quad exhaust pipe system. The Macan Turbo could be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with around 375 PS of max power.
Along with a 2.o litre petrol engine, the regular Macan could also get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel unit for markets like that of India. All the engine variants will come with a 4×4 system.
Underpinning the Macan is the same platform that will underpin the next gen Audi Q5. However, Porsche claims that it will make enough changes to the platform to endow the Macan with sportier handling characteristics.
Porsche aims to sell around 75,000 Macan SUVs in the first year of its launch. The Porsche Macan release date will fall in November this year and the car will be seen rivalling the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 when it goes on sale in mid 2014.
Spy Pics: Autoplus France