The German based automaker Porsche is planning to modify the exterior design of the Macan, which is expected to be inspired by the Range Rover Evoque.
The Porsche Macan has been caught testing on public roads a few times now, even without any camouflage on its body, but it seems that the final production of the crossover will get a different design. The car manufacturer has been inspired by the Range Rover Evoque in creating the exterior design of the final production version of the Macan but the company didn’t say which elements have been adopted from the competition.
The Porsche Macan will be based on the same platform as the Audi Q5 and it’s expected to hit the market in 2013 as a 2014 model year and its engine lineup will be made out of both petrol and diesel engines, including the turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit with 220 HP, the 3.6 liter V6 naturally aspirated with 296 HP or the 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 with 370 HP which will be known as the Macan Turbo. Diesel options will include a 2.0 liter TDI engine producing 190 HP and a larger 3.0 liter V6 TDI with 250 HP. A hybrid powertrain is also expected to make its way into the Porsche Macan, most likely sourced from the Audi Q5 Hybrid. The Macan will be produced in Leipzig after Germans will invest over 500 million euros in the facility.
Source: Europe Autonews