If Mercedes has the A-Class, then why the hell not?
In case anyone hasn't noticed, Porsche today builds more than just fast two-door sports cars. Yes, the iconic 911 is still very much alive and well, but the German carmaker has expanded greatly over the past decade into segments many never thought it would consider. A big sedan? Check. An SUV? Check – wait, no, make that two SUVs. The Panamera, Cayenne and Macan threesome literally makes up the bulk of Porsche sales throughout the globe.
Yes, the 911, Boxster and Cayman are also strong sellers, but they're for the most part niche cars. The latter three appeal to a much larger buying audience. And now that fellow premium brands, such as Mercedes-Benz and its A-Class, are building luxury hatchbacks, rendering artist Theophilus Chin began to wonder if Porsche ought to do the same. What you're seeing in front of you is his first attempt. He says the basic idea was to turn the Macan into a compact hatchback, with the lines of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta serving as inspiration. Initial thoughts, everyone?