The Porsche Macan will be a completely different dynamic proposition from the Audi Q5 on which it is based, Porsche’s R&D chief has promised.
Wolfgang Hatz said that the Macan, which is due to be revealed at next year’s Frankfurt show, is “not a Q5 with a Porsche hat on”.
“Everything has been modified,” said Hatz. “Engines, transmissions, suspension — it’s all new. Audi can’t believe what we’ve done.”
He added that “Audi should have no fears” about the Macan stealing sales from it “as the customers are so different”.