Porsche entry level version of Macan SUV with new four cylinder turbocharged engine is now on sale in India at Rs. 76.84 lakh (ex-showroom Maharashtra). Badged as R4, it is fourth variant of the SUV in India after Turbo, S diesel and Turbo with performance package. The R4 Macan is available on order basis for Rs. 10 lakhs while deliveries to commence soon.
The biggest change comes under the hood; the SUV is powered by a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that belts out 252PS power between 5000-6800rpm and 370Nm of torque@1600-4500rpm. Transmission duties are taken cared by a 7-speed PDK double clutch automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. The most affordable Macan can make 0-100km/hr sprint from a standstill in just 6.7 seconds while clocking a top speed of 229km/hr.
With a laden weight of just 1770 kgs, Macan is the lightest SUV ever made by Porsche and it has a boot capacity of 500 liters. This variant follows the style cues of other Porsche SUVs with similar front grille, bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRLs, sloping roofline with integrated roof spoiler, 18 inch allow wheels, side window trim strips, exhaust system with two single tailpipes and LED tail lamps.
Despite being the base model, it gets PCM infotainment system with Android auto and Apple car play, 8-way electric adjustment for driver seat, an electric tailgate, Alcantara middle seats, lane departure warning, Porsche traction management (PTM), air suspension, anti-slip regulation (ASR), automatic brake differential (ABD) and the familiar electronically controlled Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). Being available in petrol disguise, Macan R4 doesn’t have any direct petrol competitor but it will take on Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC and BMW X3.
Commenting on the launch of the new model, Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, said: “The new addition to the Macan range further evolves an already exceptional sports car line-up in the compact SUV range to new heights, at an attractive price. With a specially tailored engine, sporty design accents and cutting edge technology, the Macan is the definition of a five-door sports car, remaining true to its concept as a car built for a life of adventure. This compact SUV packs just as much punch, and the same outstanding drive comfort, as you would expect from any Porsche.”
|Comparison of Porsche Macan|
|Comparison of Porsche Macan variants|