Porsche Macan

You’re looking at the upcoming Porsche Macan, the baby SUV from Zuffenhausen and its new cash cow (forecast sales: 75,000 units per year), courtesy of our European spies.

In spite of what the lamps and window line would have you believe, this isn’t a Cayenne – the test mule reveals a more sloped back, a bonnet devoid of the Cayenne’s creases and a longer front overhang. Those are Audi wheels, too.

We know the Macan will make use of the Audi Q5‘s MLB platform (FWD/AWD, longitudinally-mounted motor), and so engines are expected to come from Audi too, including four-cylinder and V6 TFSI and TDI units (there hasn’t been a four-cylinder engine in a Porsche since the 968).

The top-of-the-range Macan Turbo, however, could get a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 with a little under 400 hp, while a future Macan Hybrid will share its powertrain with the Audi Q5 Hybrid. Reports say there may even be a three-door version later.

Scheduled to go into production later this year, the Porsche Macan could be headed towards a Los Angeles Auto Show debut in November.