Porsche officially introduced their next best seller. The Porsche Macan premiered at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Its name comes from the Indonesian word for tiger. As the first Porsche in the compact SUV segment, the Macan combines the handling characteristics that typify Porsche. The Porsche Macan is the first compact SUV that is also a sports car.
The Porsche Macan compact SUV is now the fifth model line for Porsche.
With the Macan, which comes in two models, Porsche has unmistakably created the first sports car in the fast-growing compact SUV segment. The Macan S, powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 340 hp, can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. The Macan Turbo’s 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 produces 400 hp and makes the car sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
“The Macan possesses all the qualities that have made compact SUVs so popular around the world: a practical, flexible interior; the visibility and sense of security that comes with extra ride height; and the ability to traverse rough roads with ease,“ said Matthias Mueller, President of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “The Macan's agility, grip and steering precision are easily the best in class – and the 400-horsepower Macan Turbo is certainly the most powerful in its segment,“ he added.
The 2015 Porsche Macan models will arrive at U.S. dealerships in late spring of next year, with pricing set at $49,900 for the Macan S and $72,300 for the Macan Turbo. Watch the Macan premiere at the LA Auto Show below.
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