Italian magazine Quattroroute has spilled the beans of the Porsche Macan SUV ahead of its LA Auto Show debut, with the first high-resolution press pictures of the car.

It looks more like a compact and sportier Cayenne with a more dynamic profile. It has a lower roofline and the more raked rear window while the thin taillights also do their part. The Macan keeps the same styling and overall dashboard layout from the Cayenne's interior.

The Macan SUV will measure 4,680mm long, 1,920mm wide and 1,620mm tall. It will launch in Europe with an initial range of three models, including the base "S" with a 3.0 liter force fed V6 rated at 335hp and 460Nm, and the Diesel model with a 3.0 liter V6 diesel rated at 255hp and 580Nm and the "Turbo" version fitted with a 3.6 liter turbocharged V6 for 395hp and 550Nm.