Residual values of the range as a whole should prove very stout, thanks to the Macan's appeal. Running costs should be comparatively sensible too, particulary in Diesel and non-Turbo forms.

The Turbo itself, however, bears a lot of consideration despite its potential weaker residual values. A list price just shy of £60k might make it seem a pretty rarefied purchase – but less so the more you think about it.

Matt Prior

Matt Prior

Road test editor
The pricey Turbo loses out on the residuals front to diesel rivals like the Audi SQ5

An Audi SQ5 is a good £12,500 cheaper, sure, but an Alpina XD3 Biturbo is only £5k cheaper.

A Range Rover Sport Supercharged, meanwhile, is another £20k more expensive and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo another £30k.

Those last two are full-size SUVs – but if you don’t quite need their space and capability, the Macan would seem a great way to cut your outlay and footprint while increasing your amusement value.

Outside of the box, the Macan Turbo is also cheap enough to look like an interesting alternative to a BMW M3. Carbon emissions of 224g/km (with Performance Package) at their worst allow the Turbo to dodge the usual £1990 tax disc that most powerful 4x4s are slapped with. Our economy test returns suggest that a day-to-day 22mpg is possible.

Find an Autocar car review

Explore the Porsche range

For on-road fun, have steel springs. For off-road fun, go for the air suspension instead. Avoid the panoramic roof though, in order to maximise headroom.

Save money on your car insurance

Compare quotesCompare insurance quotes

Find an Autocar car review

Explore the Porsche range