Porsche Macan has just made its way to India. The car maker has launched it in two variants, amongst which the Macan S Diesel is a more laid-back variant and has been priced tagged as Rs. 1 crore while the mighty Macan Turbo petrol will be sold for Rs. 1.1 crore, Ex-Showroom Delhi.
The Porsche Macan is made upon the Audi Q5’s platform, but the company claims that two-thirds of the architecture has been redesigned to give all new look and feel to Macan. The car has been styled with trademark Porsche design cues making it appear quite similar to the Cayenne, though the compact dimensions has given Macan a sportier style.
Porsche Macan features air suspension system with ride height adjustment, fully variable all-wheel drive, lighting package, bi-xenon headlamps, three-zone climate control and an electronically operated tailgate.
The Macan Turbo comes fitted with a twin-turbo 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine that produces 394bhp and 550Nm of torque and is capable of reaching to 100kmph in just 4.8 seconds. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel gives 241bhp and 580Nm of torque and will hit the limiter at a humble 230kmph. All-wheel-drive and the PDK gearbox are offered as standard in both the trims.
On conversation with Anil Reddi, director, Porsche India said, “With the launch of the Macan, we intend to expand this market share further, but we don’t want to lose out on the exclusivity that Porsche guarantees. We are not in the pursuit of volumes and as a policy, we will always sell one car less than what the market demands. Given the demand, we are requesting our HQ for priority allocation for India despite our small volumes.”
According to sources, Porsche has already sold out the entire lot of 50,000 units assigned for this year. Only a limited number of cars have been allotted to India, all of which are currently sold out.