We have been posting quite a few spy pics and details and spy pics of the upcoming Porsche Macan. Porsche seems to be testing the Macan sans a heavy dosage of late and the recent spy pics show the car with really minimal camouflage. The only bits that have been covered are the taillights and the rear quarter glass.
As can be observed in sevaral spy pics we have seen so far, the car gets a rakish roofline and a sporty window line, along with a ‘clamshell’ hood. These spy pics also reveal that the designers at Porsche have borrowed plenty of design cues from the Cayenne. However, they have surely 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: AutoSpies