The much hyped Porsche Macan, which was caught testing several times around the world has found its final shape and size. With Porsche’s attempt to capture the mid-sized SUV market, the Macan has surely created some ripples in the market. The new car would be launched soon and will help the sales chart of Porsche to swell.
The Macan reached the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and from the looks, the car looks very similar to the popular Cayenne flagship model, but only scaled down in size. The Porsche Macan will feature the trademark features from Porsche stable cars. The roofline of the Macan looks very similar to the Cayenne and strong features like the raised front aprons, the sweeping front headlamps, large front grille and the airtakes on the side of the front bumper makes the car look very classy.
The wheels arches flows from the body of the vehicle and are very elegantly designed. The symmetrical creases on the front hood and a subtle bulge on the door gives the car its bulky yet beautiful feel! The rear-view mirrors just blend into the body design and never looks out of place.
Even from the rear, the Macan takes design quos from the Cayenne. The large bumper which houses the tailpipes and rear fog lamps, while the tailgate carries the LED lamps stretching all the way from rear apron to the tailgate, giving the car all the sparks and glitters!
Porsche fits an array of engine options with the Macan. The three engine options that comes printed on the brochure are powerful and performance oriented. A 3.0 liter V6 engine powered by petrol develops a total power of 344 PS in the Macan S model, a 3.0 liter diesel engine formed in V6 comes bolted with the Macan S diesel model and makes a maximum power of 261 PS. Porsche powers the top of the line Macan Turbo with a 3.0 liter petrol engine in V6 formation and developing a massive power of 405PS.
The Macan can reach some good speeds, while Macan S can do a top speed of 254 km/h can reach the three digit figure of 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds, the diesel engine can reach the same speed in 6.3 seconds, while the top of the line Macan Turbo can smack the tarmac by reaching the top speed in just 4.8 seconds. Porsche also offers the optional Sport Chrono package with all the models, which brings down the time on the stopwatch by 0.2 seconds in all models.
The Macan will put into the market to compete against the likes of BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Porsche is hoping high with the Macan and the car, for sure will set new benchmarks in both off-road and on the tarmac segment. The Macan might come to India by the end of next year, with the growing economy of the country, Porsche will surely try to cash-in on the opportunity.