He assured us that "this is a sports car."

Porsche took the wraps off its all-new 2015 Macan at the LA Auto Show last week, and while it's easy to write it off as just a badge-engineered version of the Audi Q5, you'd be very, very wrong. For starters, 75 percent of the car's platform was re-engineered by the Porsche team, and with a choice of two twin-turbocharged engines, the Macan should absolutely live up to the brand's pedigree.

During the LA show, West Coast Editor Michael Harley spoke with Mike DePetro from Porsche Cars North America, who assured us that "this is a sports car." The Macan has unique suspension tuning, beefy brakes, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and comes packing either 340 or 400 horsepower, depending on trim. Heck, you can even get it with launch control.

There's a whole lot more to the Macan story, and you can hear all about it in Harley's interview with DePetro below.
2015 Porsche Macan: 2013 LA Auto Show

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