The Porsche brand boasts a history as rich as that of any great pioneer. Since its foundation in 1931, the Stuttgart-based brand has consistently demonstrated its passionate commitment to quality, technology, safety and sportiness. With legendary models such as the 911, the 928, and closer to home the Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster Porsche today is known for designing some of the world's best vehicles.
Porsche, Listening to the Environment for Constant Improvement
Over the last three decades, the automotive world has undergone incredible and even radical transformations. Environmental issues, the advent of autonomous driving, and safety and connectivity technologies are just a few examples of the ongoing automotive revolution. After listening to its consumers and society, in 2003 Porsche launched the Porsche Cayenne, its first SUV. It was also its very first five-seat vehicle with high ground clearance and reliable towing capacity. A few years later, in 2009, it introduced the Porsche Panamera, its first four-seat luxury sports sedan.
Shortly after in 2004, the trend toward compact SUVs convinced the Stuttgart automaker to launch its now revered Porsche Macan, a sports utility vehicle smaller than the Cayenne and nearly as manoeuvrable as a Porsche 911. Increasingly concerned about environmental issues, the manufacturer recently launched its first ever Porsche electric sedan, the 2020 Porsche Taycan. Unsurprisingly, this exceptional family car can seat five passengers comfortably and in style.
Porsche Macan and Cayenne: Two Models to Please All SUV-Lovers
In just a few years, Porsche became the manufacturer of choice for families. Today, Porsche's best-selling car is the 2020 Porsche Macan compact SUV. Offered in several versions (base, S, GTS and Turbo) and starting at $57,000, the Macan is the most fun-to-drive compact SUV in its class. If you are looking for a mid-size Porsche SUV, the 2020 Porsche Cayenne will is right for you, since it can accommodate up to five passengers and their luggage. What's more, the Cayenne is available with a Plug-in Hybrid engine (with a 100% electric range of approximately 35 kilometers) and offers a towing capacity of 3,500 kg.
So it all depends on what you're looking for! For performance in a smaller package, take the Macan. If you need space but want all of the power that only Porsche can deliver, the Cayenne is what you need.
2021 Porsche Panamera: The Benchmark for Luxury High-Performance Sedans
Despite the growing popularity of SUVs, the German manufacturer continues to offer sporty and comfortable 4-seat passenger cars. The 2021 Porsche Panamera line-up is available in three body styles: the standard 4-door Panamera (starting at $99,300); the 2021 Panamera Sport Turismo, Porsche's sports family car; and the long-wheelbase 2021 Panamera Executive. All are available in two- or four-wheel drive versions.
Several engines are of course available for the Panamera: the base engine (325 horsepower V6), the hybrid (552 horsepower), the 473 horsepower V8 (GTS) and 620 horsepower twin-turbo V8 (Turbo S). The Porsche Panamera is so versatile, so comfortable and so sporty that it has absolutely nothing to envy Rolls-Royce or Maserati. If the simplicity of the sedan is more your style, the standard Panamera should be just right for you. If, on the other hand, you want more space for your long-distance trips, the Executive variant is what you are looking for. For those who want to combine sport and versatility, the Sport Turismo family version is the perfect choice.
Porsche: Using Sports Performance to Improve Safety
The resurgence of Porsche vehicles that are both practical and family-oriented is no coincidence. It is the result of global changes in the economic, political, cultural and social landscapes. And because sports cars are among the safest in the world (it's well known that a sports car brakes, turns, and accelerates better than most vehicles), it made sense for Porsche to democratize its know-how by building cars for moms, dads, sports coaches, businesswomen, and athletes.
Aiming to dispel the cliché that versatile vehicles are neither high-performance nor fun to drive, Porsche created family and utility vehicles that rank among the best in the world in terms of handling. After all, sportiness is more than just performance - it's about safety.
While remaining true to its sporting tradition, Porsche will continue to develop its range of vehicles for families. Indeed, the popularity of the Cayenne, Cayman, Panamera and Taycan confirm the very strong demand for vehicles capable of accommodating up to five occupants while delivering performance!
Residents of the province of Quebec - especially those from the South Shore of Montreal and the Greater Montreal area - will be able to benefit from financing solutions for the purchase or lease of a new Porsche vehicle. Your Porsche dealer invites you to visit its showroom and take a closer look at its 5-seat Porsche vehicles, sports cars and Porsche EVs.
Posted: November 26, 2020