Porsche has finally brought a more affordable version of their luxury crossover in India. Taking the number of Macan offerings to a total of three for the country, Porsche has launched a 2.0 petrol variant of the crossover. Priced at INR 76.16 Lakhs, the crossover will be the cheapest Macan in the Indian market. It will sell along with the Macan S diesel and the Macan Turbo which are retailed at prices of INR 1,03,51,000 and INR 1,15,03,000 respectively. Reportedly the bookings for the vehicle have commenced already against a booking amount of INR 10,00,000. The automaker will roll out the deliveries of the Macan by later this year.
The entry level crossover packs a turbocharged 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder engine under its hood. The petrol unit is not as potent as the ones powering the Macan S diesel and the Turbo but is capable of keeping the ride interesting by whipping a 252 Hp between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm. A peak torque of 370Nm kicks in between 1,600 and 4,500 rpm. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission will assist the power to all four wheels. The new bespoke power-plant will help the Macan to perform the 0-100 kmph sprint in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 229 kmph. While making all of those above-mentioned numbers, the makers claim that the engine will provide improved fuel efficiency.
Quick Fact- The Macan is the lightest crossover made by Porsche.
The Macan will feature the Porsche Traction Management PTM active all-wheel drive system. An improved air suspension system will be available as an option. The optional suspension tech is equipped with leveling control including the PASM with adaptive dampers. Many of the vehicle’s standard features are the same as those in the S models. On the inside the Macan will get seats with electric eight-way adjustment on the driver’s side, Alcantara middle seat panels, the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a lane-departure warning system and a powered tailgate. Other features include black side window trim strips, black brake calipers placed inside the 18-inch wheels and an exhaust system with two single tailpipes made of brushed stainless steel.
source : AutoCar