Porsche launches the new Macan which is more efficient, sleeker and adopts a new operating concept for the interior. The three available versions are much more powerful than the versions they replace. The sporty star of this very popular SUV range, the Macan GTS sits at the top of the range. Its 2.9L twin-turbo V6 engine now delivers 434 hp, a gain of 59 hp. Benefiting from the responsiveness and power specific to the Porsche GTS, this Macan completes 0 to 100 km / h in 4.3 s when fitted with the Sport Chrono package and its top speed reaches 272 km / h . The Macan S is now powered by a twin-turbo 2.9L V6 that delivers 375 hp, 27 hp more than its predecessor, goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 s and reaches a top speed of 259 km / h. Powered by the new 4-cylinder delivering 261 hp, the entry-level Macan accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.2 s and reaches 232 km / h at top speed. All engines are mated to the Porsche 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and Porsche traction management all-wheel drive (PTM).
Optimized chassis - new sport air suspension for the GTS version
The new Macans also offer a choice of suspension designed to provide the perfect balance between ride comfort and the dynamic performance of a sports car. Equipped with an optimized chassis, the Macan responds to driver input and road conditions with significantly higher sensitivity and precision, resulting in better steering feel. Porsche's Active Suspension Management (PASM) system, configured specifically for the new Macans, continuously manages the damping of each wheel. This system is optional on the Macan and standard on the S and GTS models.
The Macan GTS now stands out even more from other versions with its now standard air suspension that lowers the body by 10mm. For the new Macan GTS, the new air suspension allows sharper dynamic behavior mainly due to the stiffness increase of 10% at the front and 15% at the rear compared to its predecessor. The available GTS Sport package further enhances the car's dynamic potential with 21-inch GT-designed rims fitted with performance tires, Porsche Torque Steering Plus (PTV Plus) and Sport Chrono Package .
Porsche gave its compact SUV a few specific pencil strokes to sharpen its silhouette. The Macan looks even wider and more imposing thanks to its redesigned muzzle incorporating a body-colored applique. On the new GTS version, the center of the muzzle and other elements adopt black. The more plunging rear line is matched with a diffuser with a very technical design. Here and at the front, this design adopts a new 3D structure, this 3D theme continuing on the side slats as optional equipment. LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System (PDLS) and Sport Design exterior mirrors are now standard on all versions.
The new Macan comes in 14 colors, including Papaya Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic, as well as Python Green for the Macan GTS with GTS Sport package. The Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur workshop expands the choice of trim for Macans by offering individual choices based on color samples. Standard rims are larger, with the Macan fitted with 19 '' rims, the Macan S with 20 '' and the Macan GTS with 21 ''. The catalog also includes seven new rim designs.
New center console with tactile surface
The interior of the new Porsche Macan has also received substantial upgrades. The new, modern and elegant center console adopts a new operating concept with a tactile surface rather than tactile buttons, which gives the interior a well-defined structure. A new, shorter lever is located in the center of the well-structured control module. An analog watch at the top of the dash is now standard equipment. To enhance the interior in new colors, the options catalog includes several sets of leather upholstery stitched with contrasting thread stitching in gentian blue, papaya or chalk. The Macan still offers a number of online functions and services as standard, controlled from the Porsche Communications Management System 10.9 ”HD display or by voice commands. It receives the new multifunction steering wheel and GT Sport of the 911.
In addition to the dynamic handling benefits and black aesthetic cues on the exterior, the GTS Sport package, available only on the top-end trim level, contains exclusive interior equipment. These are the 18-way sport seats, interior carbon package, Race-Tex upholstery with extended leather, various elements adorned with contrasting color stitching and the GTS script in python green.
Popular entry-level model - available to order now
In the global market, Porsche has delivered 600,000 Macans since the model's launch in 2014. The Macan holds a special place in the Porsche lineup, as 80% of Macan buyers are new Porsche customers. In addition, the proportion of women who buy a Macan has increased significantly in recent years and is the largest increase among all Porsche models. The 2022 Macan can be ordered now and will arrive at Porsche Centers across Canada in early 2022. The Macan will retail for $ 58,500, the Macan S at $ 70,600 and the Macan GTS at $ 85,500.