Porsche Macan – Key Things To Know About The Sporty Luxury SUV

The 2021 Porsche Macan, Porsche’s most popular model in India is available in three different variants – the Porsche Macan, Porsche Macan S, and Porsche Macan GTS. The German car maker updated Macan this year with upgrades on the outside and inside with a lot of improved features. The starting price is Rs 83.21 lakh (ex-showroom price).

Currently, the next generation all-electric Macan is under development. It is expected to have two electric motors with all-wheel drive and the same two-speed automatic transmission similar to Taycan. Production is expected to begin in 2023.

Exterior

Macan has a similar platform and wheelbase to that of the first-generation Audi Q5. Though, the engine, transfer case, suspension tuning, interior and exterior body are uniquely Porsche.

The front apron design is revamped to look sportier with the wing integrated into the air intakes. The architecture emphasises the sportiness of the vehicle and makes Macan stand out visually.

Also, a new front spoiler provides a fresh highlight and integrates perfectly with the side air intakes. The side blades on the doors are one of the hallmarks of the new Macan’s design. They come in a new colour and shape now.

In the rear end, the black diffuser section extends upwards, and has signature sculpted haunches and LED taillight strip.

The Macan is fitted with 19-inch Macan wheels. Its side blades are in Lava Black with 3D texture. The front apron spoiler is painted in exterior colour.

Other design highlights:

  • Fully galvanised, unibody
  • Four doors with integrated side-impact protection
  • Front with integrated cooling air intakes
  • Bumpers comprising high-strength cross members and two deformation elements each with two threaded fixture points for towing eye contained in on-board tool kit
  • Automatic tailgate
  • Side blades in textured Lava Black
  • Side window trims in Black matt
  • SportDesign exterior mirrors with v-shaped mirror base painted in exterior colour:
    – electrically adjustable and heatable
    – electrically folding exterior mirrors (also via remote key)
    – aspherical on the driver’s side
  • Roof spoiler in Black (high-gloss)
  • Two single tailpipes outside left and right with matt silver-coloured finish
  • Preparation for tow bar systems
  • ‘PORSCHE’ logo and model designation on the tailgate in Silver colour (high-gloss)
  • Front apron middle section painted in exterior colour

Main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)

The standard LED main headlights with PDLS are the four-point daytime running lights and four-point brake lights. Also present, dynamic and static cornering lights, speed-sensitive headlight range control and adverse weather function.

Main headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)

Optional PDLS Plus includes a dynamic main beam and Intersection Assistant function based on navigation data, for enhanced illumination of your surroundings.

Interiors

The interior of the Macan is the synthesis of a compact SUV and sports car. The higher seating position in the front sports seats still cocoons you in the sports car cockpit, while giving you greater visibility, and greater control; thanks to perfect ergonomics.

For extended leather interiors, Porsche offers optional contrast packages that match exterior colours.

8-way comfort seats with electric adjustment

  • Electric adjustment of seat height, squab and backrest angle and fore/aft position on both the driver and passenger side.

14-way comfort seats with memory package

  • Electric seat cushion depth adjustment and four-way lumbar support for the driver and front passenger
  • Electric adjustment of the steering column and mirror courtesy lighting
  • Individual settings can be saved for the driver and front passenger seat

18-way Adaptive Sports seats with memory package

  • Smooth-finish leather raised side
  • Comfort memory package
  • Adjustment options for the front squab bolsters and backrests
  • Distinctive seam pattern – in the front and rear seats

Standard interior colours: Black, Agate Grey

Porsche Advanced Cockpit

The Porsche Advanced Cockpit control concept consists of an ascending centre console with Direct Touch Control that comes with touch-sensitive buttons for direct access to the most important functions. A high-resolution 10.9-inch touchscreen display is integrated into the dashboard.

In addition, there is also a high-quality analogue clock, a rev counter similar to the 911 and new steering wheels to deliver perfect control.

Storage

The luggage compartment is easily accessed via the automatic tailgate and can be expanded from 488 to 1,503 litres, because of the split-folding rear bench seat.

Accessories

  • Optional roof rails blend harmoniously into the dynamic vehicle design and are a prerequisite for the optional roof transport system.
  • Optional tow bar system is equipped with a 13-pin electrical socket and designed with high towing capacities.
  • A rear-mounted bike carrier can be fitted for up to two bikes.

Infotainment

  • Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a high-resolution 10.9-inch touchscreen display is the control centre for your vehicle.
  • Real-time Traffic Information
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Porsche Connect app
  • Digital radio
  • Sound Package Plus, 8 loudspeakers, 150-watt total output with an integrated amplifier and digital signal processing
  • Two USB charging ports in the rear centre console
  • Two sockets (12 volt): centre console in front and in the luggage compartment
  • Two USB-C charging and connectivity ports in the front centre console storage compartment
  • Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS)
  • Porsche Communication Management (PCM) incl. Online-Navigation
  • Connect Plus including online navigation, LTE communication module, wireless Internet access, Porsche Car Connect and comprehensive Porsche Connect services

The Sound Package Plus comes as a standard system in the Macan models with 10 speakers and 150-watt output and the amplifiers are integrated into the PCM.

The surround sound system with 14 speakers includes a subwoofer and centre speaker, 14 amplifier channels and 665-watt total output.

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound-System: 16 amplifier channels give a total output of over 1000 watts, accentuated by 16 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 300-watt Class D amplifier.

Assistance Systems

  • ParkAssist with active parking support
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Change Assist
  • Parking assistance systems
  • Porsche Connect
  • Lane departure warning
  • Cruise control incl. speed limiter
  • Electric window lifts: Power windows front and rear, with remote closing function, anti-trap protection and one-touch operation
  • ParkAssist (front and rear) with visual and audible warning
  • Warning and brake assist

Powertrain

  • 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder turbo engine
  • Power Output: 195kW (265PS)
  • Maximum torque: 400Nm
  • The standard 7-speed PDK transmission
  • Acceleration from 0–100km/h in 6.2 secs
  • Top speed: 232km/h
  • Mileage: 11.23 kmpl

Chassis

  • Porsche Traction Management (PTM)
  • Air suspension: The optional air suspension with PASM adaptive damping gives the Macan outstanding comfort and uncompromising dynamic performance.
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)
  • Off-road mode: all relevant systems in the vehicle switch to a traction-oriented terrain program.

Sport Chrono Package

  • The optional Sport Chrono Package with 4 different modes enables tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission settings.
  • The Modes offered are ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’, ‘Sport Plus’ and ‘Individual’.
  • The Sport Response button provides maximum engine and transmission performance for 20 seconds.
  • Launch Control function provides maximum acceleration from a standstill.

Colours

Macan is available in 8 different paint jobs.

Standard exterior solid colours: Black, White

Metallic colours options: Carrara White Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Volcano Grey Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Night Blue Metallic and Mahogany Metallic

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