Porsche Macan launched in T&T
The new generation of the Macan was launched officially in Trinidad and Tobago on 28 March.
The compact SUV has been a great success since its first introduction in the automotive market in 2014 and has now been significantly enhanced for its reintroduction- in terms of its design, comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics- allowing the Macan to remain the sporty flagship in its segment.
The new Macan stays true to the Porsche design DNA with a three-dimensional LED tail light strip. LED technology also features in the headlights as standard. The most striking innovations inside the vehicle include the 11-inch touchscreen of the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), redesigned and re-positioned air vents and the GT sports steering wheel familiar from the 911. The PCM enables access to new digital functions, such as intelligent voice control and the Apple CarPlay® functions.
“The Porsche Macan has always been a success story in our twin isle,” said Riyad Ali, Brand Manager for Porsche Trinidad. “Feedback received from our Macan owners is that once you drive this vehicle it is hard to consider any other brand. We are convinced that the number of Macan clients will grow exponentially with this new generation presently at Porsche Centre Trinidad and Tobago.”
All Porsche vehicles share the company’s sports cars DNA which is why the new Macan is available with two petrol efferent engines: a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged for the Macan and a new three-litre V6 turbocharged for the Macan S.
In the V6, the turbocharger is located in the inner V; this results in short exhaust gas paths between the combustion chambers and the turbocharger, to ensure outstanding and immediate responsiveness. The new twin-scroll turbocharger provides high torque at low engine speeds. With twin-scroll technology, the exhaust gas flows are continuously fed to the turbine wheel as separate streams significantly reducing any charge cycle disadvantages. The further-developed combustion chamber geometry with a central injector promotes efficient fuel mixture preparation. In addition to the increase in the power output per litre, from 113 to 118 PS, the emissions have also been reduced. It delivers 354 PS and has a maximum torque of 480 Nm, representing an increase of 14 hp and 20 Nm compared with the previous model. When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the new Macan S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds quicker than the previous model. The vehicle’s top speed is 254 km/h.
The 2.0 delivers a performance of 252 hp and has a maximum torque of 370 Nm. In combination with its seven-gear PDK dual-clutch gearbox and the optional Sport Chrono Package, the compact SUV can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 227 km/h.
Newly tuned chassis for enhanced balance
The vehicle dynamics of the Macan remain its core feature. The overhauled chassis increases comfort and makes the Macan even more enjoyable to drive. As is typical for a sports car, it comes with mixed-size tires, enabling the driver to take full advantage of the benefits of the intelligent all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system and adopt a dynamic driving style. Newly developed tires with improved performance characteristics allow for even better lateral dynamics. The wheel diameters range from 18 inches as standard to an optional 21 inches.
A more streamlined design with full LED lights and new colours
In keeping with Porsche’s design DNA, the new Macan features a three-dimensional LED light panel on the rear of the vehicle. The brake lights with their four-point design are another excellent embodiment of the brand’s identity. LED technology is incorporated as standard into the newly designed main headlights, while the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) option can be used to control light distribution adaptively. The Macan’s front end has been thoroughly redesigned and now appears wider. Drivers now have more scope to express their personality thanks to the addition of four new exterior colours – Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue and Crayon.
New Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
The Macan offers a range of digital possibilities using the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. The full-HD touchscreen is now 10.9 inches in width (previously 7.2 inches). As in the Panamera and Cayenne, the user interface can be adapted to suit personal requirements via predefined tiles. The integration with Apple CarPlay® not only allows the driver to follow the instructions of the online navigation but also to avoid jams thanks to the Waze® application.
New options: GT sports steering wheel, air ioniser and assistant systems
An expanded range of options with enhanced assist systems is available to choose from with the new Macan. The optional GT sports steering wheel echoes the style of the Porsche 911. A mode switch integrated into the steering wheel – including sport response button – is part of the optional Sport Chrono package that can be fitted in the Macan. Porsche has extended the list of options designed to enhance convenience, which now includes a heated windshield and an air ioniser that – together with the fine particulate air filter (fitted as standard) – improves the quality of the air inside the vehicle.