Porsche Macan made end number aspirations before coming to us officially on the paddock of 2013 LA Motor Show. Looking to it now, it seems that Porsche has shot the Macan right in arm of compact SUV trend. Based on the Audi Q5, this mini SUV of Porsche is 70mm longer, 24mm wider and 30mm lower that its Four-Ringed sibling. Aesthetics on the outer of Macan completely follows Porsche standard, those glamorous headlamps, slopping bonnet, and that Porsche logo on the edge of hoods are marking the renaissance of its strong German evidence. Most of the outer is seemed resembling to the bigger Porsche SUV Cayenne.
Macan S safeguards a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo of 335bhp under its hoods which calls it to do 0-62 mph in 5.4seconds. The range-topping Macan Turbo will be seen taking a 3.6-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol of 394bhp attaining 0-62mph time is 4.8sec, or 4.6sec with the optional Sport Chrono pack added.
Hopefully, the Stuttgart based carmaker is also learnt to be developing a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel in its backend, which will sound lucrative for the developing markets.
At present, the Porsche has planned to build it at Leipzig facility in Germany. We learnt the PDK double-clutch transmission and four-wheel drive will be as an standard equipment on Macan.
Psst…Macan has derived its name from the Indonesian word for ‘Tiger’.