Porsche Macan: the Top Gear verdict
As Porsche announces new 4cyl Macan engine, read TG's definitive verdict on the SUV/sportscar
Posted: 25 Apr 2014
Though Banana Bubbles was mercifully short-lived, its yellowy spectrum looms large over the Porsche Macan, the five-seat, X3-rivalling SUV Porsche heralds as "the first compact SUV that is also a sports car".
Fighting talk. Not only does this make the Macan, confusingly, a Sports Utility Vehicle Sports Car (Sport to the power of two!) but also leaves it chasing two contradictory briefs: to handle back roads like a Cayman, and dirt tracks like a Freelander. As Banana Bubbles shall attest, trying to do two things at once generally means you end up doing both badly.