The Porsche Macan was first spotted on the roads in 2014. The luxury CUV, also known as Type 95B, is a true combination of exceptional sophistication and incredible performance. The German car manufacturer is planning to take the car to another level with the release of 2017 Porsche Macan.
2017 Porsche Macan – Stylish Exterior and Interior Design:
According to Porsche, the new Macan will be built on the MLB/MLP platform. This platform is already used by the Audi Q5. The Porsche car is longer, wider but lower than the Audi car. The automaker will employ a good combination of lightweight and high-strength materials to come up with a sturdier and highly performing Macan. A variety of classic colors will be provided to suit many styles of customers. One of the major highlights in the front end of 2017 Porsche Macan is a blacked-out grille. This part is flanked by xenon headlamps, and below it, there are some descent fog lights. Rear end is sportier with sleek tail lights and a toned-down bumper. Sides will be eye-catching with their well-shaped windows and 19-inch alloy wheels.
There is intensive use of leather in the cabin of 2017 Porsche Macan. Steering wheel, seats and more other parts are upholstered in high quality leather. Seats are from Alcantara, so you can expect them to be very user-friendly. Steering wheel will be a 3-spoke one.
The Porsche Communication Management system, as a tech feature, will find its way in the new Macan. You should also expect a large touchscreen integrated with a satellite navigation system and a powerful audio system. Other technological inclusions include: Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi, USB, AUX and dual-zone climate control. When it comes to safety and security, 2017 Porsche Macan will keep its occupants less worried because of the inclusion of features such as airbags, cruise control, auto-leveling suspension, parking assist, ABS and lane departure assist, among other many features.
2017 Porsche Macan – Engine Offering:
Fans of Macan will choose between three engine options. There will be a less powerful engine, 2.0-liter turbo I4, with a capacity of 249 hp and 273 lb-ft. Those who will love to own the most powerful Macan will go for the one with a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. This engine is rated at 395 hp and 406 lb-ft. In addition, there will be a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine capable of generating 355 hp and 369 lb-ft.
Expect a 7-speed dual clutch transmission system that will support an all-wheel drive. Using the 3.6-liter engine, the car will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Concerning fuel economy, the car will achieve 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
2017 Porsche Macan – Release Date, Price and Competition:
The Porsche cars are usually expensive, and the new Macan is not an exception. Be ready to spend around $55,000 to drive a brand new base model home. There will be two premium models, GTS &Turbo, expected to cost more than $77,000. As for the release date, the new Macan will hit the showrooms in the second half of 2016.
Before buying the new Porsche Macan SUV, car shoppers will compare it with these vehicles: Audi SQ5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3.