Porsche, the German sports car manufacturer and a part of Volkswagen group, has launched its much awaited SUV Macan in Indian car market today i.e. on 22nd July 2014. However, this launch is said to be just formal now because if reports are to believe then Macan’s all units have been sold out in global market. Further, it is also being said that all the units of Macan which was manufactured for India also have been already booked by the Indian customers.
The company has launched this super luxury SUV at super high price tags. The car will be available in two variants; one is of petrol while other is diesel. The Macan Turbo Petrol is priced at 1.11 Crore while the Macan S Diesel’s cost is 1 Crore. Both prices are of ex-showroom New Delhi.
The base variant of this SUV Macan is of diesel fuel which is a 3.0 liter V6 engine good to develop max power and peak torque of 254.4bhp and 580Nm respectively. Further, the top end trim is petrol model carries 3.6 liter V6 engine which produces max output of 394.5bhp and torque of 500Nm. Both the engines are geared up with Porsche’s familiar 7-speed PDK gearbox.
While the petrol model accelerates 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds with the top speed of 266 km/h, the diesel takes 6.3 seconds to reach 0-100 km/h with the top speed of 230 km/h.
Space & Dimension:
The Macan SUV is said to be based on same platform of Audi Q5. It is 4699mm long, 1923mm wide and 1624mm tall.
The main safety and other features equipped in this Porsche’s SUV are hill descent control, torque vectoring & active suspension, bi-xenon headlamps, an off-road package lifting the ride height by 40mm, fully variable all-wheel drive, lighting package, 3-zoned climate control and electronically operated tail-gate etc.
Speaking on launch of the Porsche Macan, Anil Reddi, director of Porsche India said, “We have selectively reached out to our Indian clientele and we are enthused with the response. India as a market has got a certain allocation and we are sold out in India for the moment. Given the demand, we are requesting our HQ for priority allocation for India despite our small volumes.”
|Comparison of Porsche Macan|