Porsche is preparing to launch its sub-Cayenne CUV, with a suspected debut at the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show, which means we're right about at the point where undisguised models start scampering around the cities and towns of Germany. Our spy photographers snagged just such a model, with only the headlights and taillights concealed by camouflage (no, those comically large lamps aren't a production item).

The undisguised car looks like a tiny Cayenne. Not really surprising, we know, but it's impressive to see how the Cayenne's styling works with the smaller proportions of the Macan. It looks squat, athletic and poised, like it's a small, "sporty" crossover we'd actually want to drive. Both the Macan and the Macan Turbo are shown, with the more powerful model sporting a set of quad exhausts.

The only big questions now concern the shape of the lights and the interior. From the photos, we can see a rough outline of the headlights, although the taillights are more difficult to discern. The interior remains a mystery.

Thankfully, LA is less than four months away, so we won't have too long to wait to see a fully uncovered Macan.


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      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 1 Year Ago
      The car has camo. Look closely at the back
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is this the only crossover that will go against the EX37?
      Top Stig
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought the headlights and taillights looked really odd, then I realized they're stickers to cover up the actual design.
      dubfan24
      • 1 Year Ago
      haha wtf it looks so wierd with the stickers. i still hate the taillight
      Ian
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really surprised they haven't started the marketing for this thing, considering it comes out in than a few months. / Best case scenario, this thing cannibalizes sales off the Cayenne and rest being history / And why would they reveal the car at LA instead of Frankfurt. Makes no sense. Probably not true.
      Murad
      • 1 Year Ago
      This appears to have adaptive cruise control.
      brgtlm
      • 1 Year Ago
      The new Cayenne look seems to have translated well to a smaller car. The interior will just look like the Cayenne's or any other new Porsche. The endless dual row of buttons flowing down the console to the transmission tunnel.
      Mark UK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not a fan of the Cayenne, but I like this... The minor styling tweaks compared to the Cayenne really give the Macan a svelte, sporty, agile stance. Unsure what to make of the peculiar horizontal panel fit line immediately behind the front wheel! M.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Here's a better name: The Porsche Tuyrdman
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        Wow that's creative. Did you think of that all by yourself?
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      The continual dilution of a rich Porsche heritage is depressing. Suvs, sedans and only a matter of time before some foul pick up appears to satiate rich American buyers. Money grubbing German bastards.
        MMM
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Terry Actill
        WHat you say is lunacy. It is a car company and a business first. They are there to make money, compete, survive... They can't make tiny sports cars and survive. Get real. I would rather have Porsche that makes 911 and other cars than have Porsche go a Lotus road... Coming to you from Cayenne owner and I might say Cayenne is a super wonderful vehicle.
          sparrk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MMM
          @ LaGuanábanaMecánica, Porsche is the most profitable company in the world, the more types of cars they build, the better it is for them, VW won't kill their cash cow. VW doesn't work like GM , all their companies (except for Seat and Skoda) have a relative independence and they make their own research and profits, they don't just suck money from the parent company.
        ChrisH
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Terry Actill
        What is sadder is that Porsche builds SUVs that stomp other brands sports cars and people still fail to understand that Porsche is about performance, not the shape or configuration of the vehicle.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      People (being kind here) who think this car looks good have zero taste in good design. Nada. Pure badge lickers.
        Brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        So what would you consider a good design? You have to remember the lights are covered by stickers for now.
          sparrk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Brandon
          @ vi_per, we get it, you're manlier than Chuck Norris. But this is not a hardcore 4x4, this is a small, sporty CUV. It needs to be aerodynamic to lower the fuel consumption, it needs to generate some downforce in order to handle well and it needs to appeal to a wider customer base, you can't do that with a box on wheels, even a great looking box on wheels.
          Brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Brandon
          I agree that the G class and Range Rover sport are gorgeous designs and its pretty much agreeable that the 911 is too. But I have to disagree with your opinion on the Cayenne and Panamera, I like the Cayenne but the back of the Panamera isn't the best, but I wouldn't call it an abomination. At least they're instantly recognizable as a Porsche, but to each his own.
          vi_per
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Brandon
          Mercedes G-Class, previous gen Range Rover Sport. Something boxy, more rugged and defined. 911 is a great design, but they should never have transferred it to an SUV or 4-door. I'll say it again - the Cayenne and Panamera are abominations.
          vi_per
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Brandon
          lol, on the chuck norris comment.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh look, another bubble-butted 5 seater small SUV.
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