Porsche’s move into the SUV segment with the Cayenne was a big risk for the German brand, but that gamble has very much paid off with this segment growing year on year. The performance orientated 4X4 may not be the easiest car to digest visually, but there is no doubting its capabilities. Today at the LA motor show the Cayenne gets a baby brother in the form of the Macan.
The Porsche Macan expands the model line and sits just below the Cayenne. Three V6 engines are on offer ranging from the top specification Turbo costing £59,300, an S model as well as a Diesel S. Each car has all wheel drive and the engines are mated to a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox. Similar in appearance to its sibling, the new Macan has the same family face but its squat profile and compact package certainly gives it a sporting outline. The Turbo model is the quickest of the bunch and is powered by a 3.6 litre twin-turbo V6 producing 394BHP and 405lb ft of torque. 0-62MPH is done and dusted in 4.8 seconds.
The Porsche Macan will arrive in showrooms April 2014.