Our spy photographers have given us our first clear glimpse at the upcoming Porsche Macan. While the test machine we see here wears some Cayenne camouflage, there's little hiding the small CUV's roof line.

Based on the Audi Q5, the Macan will boast plenty of suspension tweaks by the minds at Porsche to put the crossover more in line with the sports car maker's stable. Likewise, while the Macan will borrow a host of gasoline and diesel powerplants from the Volkswagen parts bin, each one will be tuned for more horsepower than we've seen so far.

There's also some indication that Porsche may lift the hybrid system from the Q5 into the Macan's bones, as well. That means buyers would see a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder coupled to a 44-horsepower electric motor.

Porsche may also look to offer a more athletic three-door version of the Macan later down the line to more effectively compete with the likes of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.


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      Brunei
      • 2 Years Ago
      Poor choice for a name... It means to eat or meal in Malay. Before anyone asks who speaks Malay, just under 250 Million people in the South East Asia region : )
        WillieD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brunei
        Luckily there are another 6,750,000,000+ people who don't speak Malay.
        Heather Rosales
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brunei
        I don't speak Malay, but I can tell you that this Macan refers to the Indonesian word for tiger. Sounds like a good name to me.
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's hilarious -and cheesy- looking. It's sad Porsche owners are too insecure to buy something which doesn't have a 911-derived nose.
      Sasha Khorosh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly as all Porsche
      ken
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's hope manual survive.
      John Murphy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey look its a Boxter... No wait... 911? No. Gotta be a Panamera... Ah no... Cayenne? Not sure, they all look the same. When will Porsche learn to change their design. So effin' ugly...
        Silentwolf
        • 2 Years Ago
        @John Murphy
        When the laws of physics change. Porsche has some of the best drag coefficients in the game.
        alefradi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @John Murphy
        It's easier than you might think. Small roadster: Boxster. Small coupé: Cayman. Medium sized cabriolet/coupé: 911. Big saloon: Panamera. Small SUV: Macan. Big SUV: Cayenne. And no, they just don't look the same.
      New Shel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another daring styling effort from Porsche... designing for Porsche has to be the easiest job in the industry. You revise the 50 year old 911 slightly, slap the same nose on every car, and copy the bigger vehicle when making the smaller one. And the new 911 looks awful on the road. The wheels and wheel arches are so big that it looks like an R.C. drift car... in a bad way.
        benjammin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @New Shel
        Agreed. The Boxster seems to get better looking every year and the 911 seems to get uglier.
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      backfire
      • 2 Years Ago
      So, Porsche has proven it can copy a Nissan Joke, errrr, Juke. Now what????
      Differentberries
      • 2 Years Ago
      To the 911 purists: let the butthurt flow through you. This will be a money maker for Porsche.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't be a Porsche ,engine on the wrong end.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh look, a slightly smaller Cayenne.
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