Porsche is all set to attract the audience of Indian Auto Expo 2014 with its new, royal as well as dashing attraction, Porsche Macan– an all new SUV by Porsche. This luxury model has been unveiled simultaneously in Los Angeles and Tokyo Motor Show and it is built on the platform of Audi Q5 and providing the overall three variants. The top most competitors of this royal SUV are Audi Q5, Range Rover Evoque and the BMW X3 crossovers. Production of this SUV is expected to be commenced in December while deliveries from the starting months of New Year.
The cost of all three variants of this royal car is approximately 42.29 lakhs, 42.97 lakhs and 59.28 lakhs, respectively. This price range is on the basis of global market and hence tentative.
Engine details & performance:
The three variants of Porsche Macan are named as Macan S diesel, Macan S and Macan turbo. The Macan S diesel is powered by the 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel engine churning out the max power and torque of 245bhp@ 4000-4250rpm and 580Nm@ 1750-2500rpm respectively, while the middle variant Macan S has a 3.0 liter V6 bi-turbo engine and offers max power of 340bhp@ 5500-6500rpm and 460Nm@ 1450-5000rpm of peak torque.
On the contrary, the top-end variant Macan turbo is well equipped with 3.6 liter V6 bi-turbo engine having max output of 400bhp@ 6000rpm and 550Nm@ 1350-4500rpm. This Porsche Macan has 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission gearbox as standard equipment.
As per the performance of this royal SUV is concerned, it is an aggressive car which is expected to provide a well deserved achievement on road. The Porsche accelerates 0-100 km/h in
– 6.3 seconds with top speed of 230km/h (in Macan S diesel),
– 5.4 seconds with top speed of 254 km/h (in Macan S),
– 4.8 seconds with top speed of 266 km/h (in Macan turbo).
Space & Dimension:
This five seater Porsche’s SUV Macan is 4699mm in length, 2098mm in width and 1609mm in height along with the wheelbase of 2807mm.
Interior & Exterior:
The entire feature list is not disclosed yet but the standard equipments in this SUV are expected to be multifunction sports steering wheel with shift paddles, SPORT button, CDR Plus audio system, alarm system, 8-way electrical seat adjustment, bi-xenon headlights, Auto start/stop function and many more. The exact details of entire specs and features can only be revealed after the launch though.
It is a family-based car which is undoubtedly has tendency to give a feel of jealousy to its competitors with its aggressive as well as classy glimpse.
Porsche is a brand whose models are heartily welcomed by the Indian car buyers; people love its style, performance and luxury. Its ongoing SUV Cayenne is the most popular car of Porsche in India, and now Macan is all set to make its debut as Cayenne’s younger sister. It would be interesting to see what new and more, this new SUV of Porsche could provide to Indian buyers.
|Comparison of Porsche Macan variants|