Meet Porsche Macan: the Newest Member of Porsche’s SUV Family
Porsche India has introduced its first compact SUV since the Porsche Cayenne. A new member of the family is the brand new Porsche Macan!
Anil Reddi, Director of Porsche India, said a few words about this brand new Porsche:
“With the introduction of the Macan, Porsche offers a real sports car in the dynamically growing compact SUV segment for the first time. I have no doubt that this model will be a success for the brand, catering to our youthful customers in the country, who believe in the philosophy of ‘Life, intensified’.”
Driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan reminds of the driving dynamics of some sports car. Besides driving dynamics, design and performance elements have been inspired by the Porsche’s sports cars, like 918 Spyder or legendary 911.
Porsche India has two versions of this compact SUV in its offering; one is the Porsche Macan Turbo priced at a whopping Rs 1.08 crore, and the other is the Porsche Macan S Diesel at Rs 98.18 lakh (ex-showroom Maharashtra).
The Macan Turbo features a powerful 400PS, 3.6-litre V6 biturbo petrol engine. This is the first time that this engine is being used by Porsche. The Porsche Macan S Diese is more economic than Porsche Macan Turbo.
Its 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine reaches an optimal fuel consumption figure of just 14.5kmpl (6.9 litres/100km) as per the European driving cycle. The Macan S Diesel goes from 0 to 100km in about 6.1 seconds, when fitted with the optional Sport Chrono package, thanks to its 245PS engine. It reaches a top speed of 230kmph.
Standard equipment that comes with the Porsche Macan includes the all-wheel-drive, PDK, multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles, audio system with high performances and an electrically operated tailgate.
But this standard equipment is a little different in India, additionally including air suspension system, lighting package, bi-xenon headlamps as well as three-zone climate control.