There's no mistaking the Macan for anything other than a Porsche, with signature design cues from the brand's classic models like the 911 and 718 (Boxster/Cayman) applied to this longer, taller and wider canvas.
The large grille with additional cooling vents either side and dramatically elongated headlights look familiar, as do the full-width LED tail-light treatment and racy diffuser flanked by twin tailpipes under the rear bumper.
Standard wheels are 19-inch alloys, with a set of even more imposing 20-inch 'S' type rims available for an extra $3960.
Inside is classy, yet restrained with (in this case) a muted grey colour palette across the simply patterned smooth leather seats (the steering wheel and gearshift are leather-trimmed, too) dash and doors.
The centre dash panel houses a sleek touchscreen managing nav, audio, phone, car settings, a host of apps, and more. Big tick for a sensible mix of screen sliders and conventional dials, and the finish around the screen is a combination of shiny piano black surfaces and silver coloured accents.
A three-dial instrument display, again echoing the look and feel of other Porsches, incorporates a 4.8-inch hi-res colour screen, showing gear position, and able to scroll through various readouts such as service intervals, fuel level, and warning displays.
The broad centre console surrounds the gearshift with a mix of rocker switches and touch controls for multiple functions. Overall, the interior oozes quality and reflects a typically Teutonic attention to detail.