New Porsche Macan Compact SUV Scooped in Pictures and on Video, First Look at the Interior
A cunningly disguised prototype of the all-new Porsche Macan compact crossover has made another appearance for the camera revealing its interior for the very first time.
From the spy shots, it looks like the Macan will feature a similar but not the same dashboard design to the second generation of the larger Cayenne SUV with a prominent center console sporting a large touch screen flanked by vertical air vents.
On the outside, compared to the previous test car and aside from the faux lights and rear window panels that remain, this prototype of the Macan featured larger wheels and rims, aluminum roof rails and quad instead of dual exhaust pipes hinting at a more powerful engine under the hood.
Speaking about engines, the Audi Q5-sized crossover will be the first Porsche since the 924/944/968 series models to be offered with four-cylinder powerplants, and in particular, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline and diesel units producing somewhere around 240hp and 200hp respectively.
At the top of the range will be two or possibly even three V6 engines, including a supercharged gasoline unit making close to 300hp, and a 3.0-liter turbo diesel with around 250hp and over 300hp (the latter from the new Audi SQ5).
After so many references to Audi, you won’t be surprised to learn that the Macan will share its underpinning with the next Q5. The two models will use many common components such as the steering systems, axles, transmissions and Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system.
However, to alleviate concerns about handling and dynamics, Porsche engineers will fine-tune the chassis and develop their own dynamic control systems.
Porsche itself has confirmed that the new compact-sized luxury SUV is scheduled to go into production in 2013.
Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoop , Video Credits: YouTube/Ghpixx
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