Published on 09 May 2012 by Adriano
And finally here it is: the Porsche Macan, the new baby SUV from the German sportscar manufacturer based on the same platform that generated the Audi Q5. Check it out as this is not a regular ‘mule’: this is it, the real deal, the almost definitive version of the car, spotted in its full body for the first time. They tried to fool our photographers by hiding it with a light camouflage, to make it look loke bigger brother the Cayenne, but they did not succeed.
Although the Macan will share its platform with the Q5, Porsche will fine tune the chassis and also give the Macan better brakes and other wheels. Power will come from petrol and diesel engines supplied by Audi, but Porsche will fine tune them too, so that the Macan will boast higher power figures than the Q5.
An hybrid version of the car will also be made available with a 2.0-litre TFSI unit delivering 210 hp combined with a 44 hp electric motor. That will help Porsche to come closer to the average CO2 goal of 130 g/km that all car manufacturers need to reach by 2015. The Porsche Macan will be launched with four doors initially, but later on there might be a sportier looking two door version as well.
View the full Porsche Macan spy shots gallery