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Posted: 01 Jan 2014
Will the Porsche Macan be a proper Porsche?
Porsche is on the hottest of hot streaks right now. The Cayman is virtually unimprovable, the 911 GT3 unforgettable and the 918 genre-defining. In fact, so good is the entire range that we crowned Porsche our Manufacturer of 2013.
Which means that the Macan, Porsche's first foray into the world of small SUVs, arrives at a mighty interesting time. True, even if it drives like a Vauxhall Frontera from the mid-Nineties, the Macan will still shift like leather-lined hot cakes.
But if Porsche can engineer a small SUV that truly feels like a sports car rather than an Audi Q3 - with which it shares many mechanicals - in a posh frock, that'll be the final proof we needed that Stuttgart has access to some magical elixir of fast car goodness.