While we were waiting for Porsche to do us the honors and unveil the all-new Macan SUV ahead of its LA Auto Show world premiere, we discovered that Italian magazine Quattroroute had already spilled the beans with the first high-resolution press pictures of the car along with some preliminary data.
At a first glance, the new Macan looks like a more compact and sportier proportioned sibling of the Cayenne with a more dynamic profile, partly thanks to the lower roofline and the more raked rear window, while the thin taillights also do their part.
The interior may as well have been lifted off the Cayenne, as the Macan keeps the same styling and overall dashboard layout.
In terms of exterior dimensions, the Macan measures 4,680mm (184.3 inches) long, 1,920mm (75.6 inches) wide and 1,620mm (63.8 inches) tall, compared to the Cayenne that stands at 4,850mm (190.9 inches) long, 1,940mm (76.4 inches) wide and 1,710mm (67.3 inches) tall.
The Italian report says that the Macan will launch in Europe with an initial range of three models, including the base “S” with a 3.0-liter force-fed V6 rated at 335hp (340PS) and 460Nm, the “Diesel” with a 3.0-liter V6 diesel rated at 255hp (258PS) and 580Nm, and the “Turbo” fitted with a 3.6-liter turbocharged V6 good for 395hp (400PS) and 550Nm.
We expect full details soon, so stay with us…