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”.
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.
Porsche has also released the first combined cycle fuel consumption figures, ranging from 6.1 to 9.2 litres per 100km, and CO2
emission averages, which measure 159 to 216 grams per kilometre.
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.