Porsche India has launched the most affordable variant of their Macan SUV. At a basic retail price of INR 76,84,000 (ex-showroom Maharashtra), the 2.0-Litre Macan also happens to be the lightest SUV made by Porsche. This entry-level Macan is makes use of a specially developed four-cylinder engine that is claimed to deliver improved performance without losing efficiency. The new turbocharged four-cylinder Porsche Macan is now available for sale at Porsche Centres across India.
The new turbocharged 2-litre engine can fire out 252 hp from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and 370 Nm of peak torque kicks in between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm. The power is sent to the wheels by a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. This Macan can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds (when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package) and can do a top speed upto 229kmph.
Fast overtaking manoeuvres are made possible by the engine’s two bar of boost pressure, charge-air cooling, petrol direct injection and variable valve timing.
Equipment offered on the Porsche Macan are as follows:
- Latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
- Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system
- Electronic and map-controlled multi-plate clutch. It regulates the distribution of drive force between the rear axle and the front axle.
- Automatic brake differential (ABD)
- Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
- Electronically controlled Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
Other features include:
- Side window trim strips
- brake callipers in black shielded behind 18-inch wheels
- Exhaust system with two single tailpipes made of brushed stainless steel
- Comfort seats with electric eight-way adjustment on the driver’s side
- Alcantara middle seat panels
- Lane-departure warning system
- Powered tailgate.
Commenting on the arrival 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.”
He further added,“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.”