After a massive success of the Cayenne, Porsche extended their SUV line with the Macan; a younger sibling of the Cayenne. Macan was launched back in 2014 and in 2019 it was given a facelift.
This mid-size luxury SUV is available in 2 variants- Macan and Macan S. Macan has been meticulously made to aline with the luxury and sportiness of Porsche. Here are some of its best features.
The engine options ensure a powerful performance in both models and the car comes with all-wheel drive as standard. The standard Porsche Macan is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 242 bhp and 370 Nm, while the Macan S is propelled by a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is the same as the Cayenne. It generates 349 bhp and 480 Nm. Both engines are paired to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Macan reaches from 0-100Kph in 6.7 seconds whereas Macan S just takes 5.1 seconds.
Magnificent exterior design
The design of the Macan has not changed much because why fix something that ain’t broken? From the rear, the new Macan can easily be identified with the seamless strip of lighting on the tailgate. The headlights have been upgraded to the much-excepted LED headlights. The Classic Porsche lines add to the SUV’s sports car look.
Spacious and Elegant Interior
The cabin is a good mix of luxury, style and comfort. It is crafted to perfection using high-grade materials with leather seating optional on the base trim. The interior of this car has plenty of head and legroom for all passengers and the steering wheel, dashboard and center console are immersed with easy-to-manage controls. An optional infotainment system is also accessible, and it comes equipped with Apple and Android device connectivity.
The acceleration and power of this SUV are such that it can be confidently said that it is the speediest car in its class. It’s a comfort zone that drags you out of your comfort zone. There is an optional new ParkAssist which is the perfect companion for the urban jungle. It searches for and recognizes a suitable parking spot and takes over the steering at the touch of a button. Another feature is the Lane Change Assist which monitors the area behind the car and its blind spots and warns about vehicles approaching quickly from behind and the blind spots. Lane Keeping Assist can automatically steer back to the center of the lane.
If you are looking for a muscular German machine, this might just be the perfect fit for you as this is an entry-level luxury SUV by Porsche, priced at 83 lakh 21 thousand and upwards (ex-showroom).