German performance car maker Porsche has released the first teaser video of the upcoming 2014 Macan. The Porsche Macan will become the second SUV in the car maker’s product portfolio and will have its first public outing at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December. Porsche says that the Macan is a “compact, concentrated and intensive” performance oriented that is “practical but never ordinary.” Talking about the styling, the manufacturer says that the model will boast of a “sharply contoured side profile with a sporty sloping roof line.”
Other than having a rakish roof line, the car will come with a sporty window line and a ‘clamshell’ hood. The Macan, in all probability, would look like a smaller sibling of the Cayenne (which is not really a bad thing). However, going by various spy pics we have seen so far, the car will surely have its own identity and would probably look 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 oil burner 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.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the 2014 Porsche Macan launch.