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2015 Porsche Macan Debut

The 2015 Porsche Macan builds on the success of the Cayenne.

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What's New

The Porsche Macan is brand new for the 2015 model year, and is set to be positioned below the current Porsche Cayenne. The Macan will be powered by a pair of V-6 engines, a 3.0-liter V-6 twin turbo that delivers 340 horsepower on the Macan S, while the Macan Turbo will be powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 twin turbo that turns out 400 horsepower. A four-cylinder engine is expected to make an appearance in the lineup later on. Porsche designers had two words in mind when creating the Macan: broad and low. The wraparound hood encloses the headlights and extends to the wheel arches, accentuating that "broad" design theme. The Macan can be seen as a nod to the 918 Sypder, with sculpted LED taillights, and the design of the sideblades and the front door entry guard. Even the interior showcases elements seen on the 918, including the sport steering wheel. The new luxury compact SUV will use large amounts of aluminum in the body frame, making it up to 300 pounds lighter than its cousin, the Audi Q5. Porsche may make this new model more limited in terms of features, as it is more of a performance vehicle than anything else.

Who It's For

Porsche is attempting to attract a new group of buyers with the 2015 Porsche Macan. Those looking for a sporty luxury crossover at a relatively reasonable price should look no further than the Macan. Its main competitor, the Range Rover Evoque, has much to offer in terms of features and performance, but may see some of its customers move over to Porsche when it debuts. We know the Macan offers a towing package, as seen on recent spy photos, and the model lineup is stylish and distinctly Porsche, if the photos we've seen are anything to go on.

Key Features

Although we don't know much about the 2015 Porsche Macan, what we do know has us excited to see what else this compact luxury crossover has to offer.
  • Distinctive styling separating it from its Audi cousin
  • Strong engine lineup to deliver great performance

What We Think

There isn't a whole lot of information out there regarding the upcoming 2015 Porsche Macan, but if it's anything like the Cayenne and more fun to drive than the Audi Q5, it's sure to be a success. With competitive pricing and a good list of features and options, we're sure the Macan will find a warm reception in the compact luxury crossover segment.

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