The long-awaited Porsche Macan has been teased ahead of its unveiling at next month's Los Angeles motor show.

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Teased in an official image, sketches and a video, Porsche is touting the Macan as a sports car with Porsche DNA, saying, "We’ve built what we always build".

The five-door, five-seat all-wheel-drive Macan promises to be “intimate with the road” while boasting plenty of space for “hobbies, leisure and sport”.

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Seen repeatedly in test mule guise, Porsche says the production Macan has “defining facial features” including a “dynamic front” with large air intakes and what appear to be 918 Spyder-style quad-lamp headlights.

The side profile is sharply contoured by a sporty sloping roofline designed to aid aerodynamic quality, while the rear is characterised by wide shoulders.

Engine details remain speculative – with some sources suggesting turbocharged 3.0- and 3.6-litre V6 engines, others a turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder and supercharged 3.0-litre V6 – though the German car maker's ‘Intelligent Performance’ philosophy will feature.

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Production of the Porsche Macan will begin in Germany in December before its global launch in early 2014 and mid-2014 local arrival.

The LA motor show opens its doors on November 22 with the Macan due to be joined by the new 911 Turbo cabriolet.