If the animated interview given by the tennis star and enthusiastic Porsche ambassador Maria Sharapova is anything to go by, the new Porsche Macan compact SUV must really be something.

Famous for a disinterested drawl at the end of games, victorious or not, Sharapova ad-lipped like a pro when telling an audience of 400 hacks at an early reveal at the LA Auto Show that the car would fit into her life even better than a Cayenne

The car looked good. A little conventional, a little Audi-ish but with none of the jellymould mistakes of the first Cayenne, or the odd proportions of the Panamera super-saloon. Successive Porsche bosses, led by the chief executive, Matthias Muller, stressed what looks to be Porsche's grand plan: to put a sports car in every segment.