The 2015 Porsche Macan SUV Launched


Updated on 23rd July 2014

The Porsche Macan has been launched in India.


Porsche Macan S Diesel : Rs. 98.19 Lakh

Porsche Macan Turbo Petrol : Rs. 1.08 Crore

Prices are ex-showroom Maharashtra

Updated on 4th July 2014

The Porsche Macan has been spotted in India, in Navi Mumbai to be specific. Porsche has imported about 10 units of the Macan S diesel into the country and this is expected to be one of those units. The demand for the mini-SUV is so high worldwide that Porsche has had to bring in some units to India for the launch, most customers will get their units only later in 2015 as the first 50,000 units of the SUV have already been sold off. Porsche may not market the Macan as a high-selling model, the demand is too high to be able to deliver on. It may take advantage of the situation and brand the Macan as a lifestyle vehicle, making it very expensive. It is expected that the Macan will be knockout in India, just like its direct rival the Range Rover Evoque.

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Porsche Macan Spy Shot Rear Right

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Updated on 1st July 2015

About 10 units of the 2015 Porsche Macan have been imported into India by the company, giving us the hint that the launch is not far off. All the units are of the Macan S diesel variant, powered by a 3.0-litre V6 producing 258 BHP and 580 Nm. Each unit costs about Rs. 37.81 Lakh, which after adding taxes means that the Porsche Macan S Diesel will cost about Rs. 85 Lakh, ex-showroom.

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Updated on 24th June 2014

The 2015 Porche Macan SUV will launched in India in July 2014 according to a report. Internationally, the Macan is pitted against the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes ML Class and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. As it will be brought in via the CBU route, expect it to cost much more than its rivals.

The Macan will be launched in India with two powertrain options; The base model will get a  3.0-liter V6 diesel with an output of 258 BHP and 580 Nm of torque while the Macan Turbo will get a 3.6-liter V6 petrol making 400 BHP and 500 Nm of torque. Both engines will be mated to Porsche’s 7-speed PDK gearbox.

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Updated on 17th April 2014

Apparently, the Porsche Macan SUV will be launched in India in June 2014, with sales of the SUv beginning soon after. It will be interesting to see if Porsche can actually stick to this deadline as it is struggling to cater to the international demand for the SUV, with waiting periods exceeding a year in some markets. Introducing the SUV in India now will further strain Porsche’s ability to deliver the product to customers on time. The initial lot of 50,000 units has already been sold out and Porsche has had to squeeze every bit out of its production lineup to deliver those units to the customers at the earliest.

Porsche India’s website lists the Macan, all three variants have been shown and the price has been labeled as ‘TBA’. We do not think that Porsche would take the risk of introducing this SUV so soon as there will be a very high demand for it from the word go. The Porsche Cayenne is a sales success for Porsche India and the Macan will be too, but is it the right time to introduce the SUV in India? Lets’ wait and see.

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Updated on 20th November 2013

The Porsche Macan SUV has been revealed at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The junior brother of the popular Cayenne SUV, Porsche has high hopes for the Macan. It will attract more cutomers to the brand and help Porsche position the Cayenne higher up the ladder as a more luxurious offering. Though the Porsche Macan is compact SUV or crossover the company claims that it has pretty good off-roading capabilities and it can handle most situations, on-road and off-road, pretty easily.

The SUV is based on the Audi X5 platform but has been tuned by Porsche to make it feel like any other vehicle from the company’s lineup.

The Macan, like all other Porsche vehicles, is filled to gills with features and will give the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque a run for its money in terms of on-road performance and handling.

From the front it is unmistakably a Porsche with the dual-element headlamps which have been a company staple for a long time. The overall silhouette of the SUV reminds you of the big brother Cayenne, though it is evident that the Macan is much smaller. The sharp roofline drop at the rear eats into the luggage space, though it may not be much of a concern for most buyers, it looks pretty cool. The rear is where the Macan comes into its own, the design is fresh, with a little bit of an inspiration taken from the 918 Spyder if you look at the tail-lamps. Overall, it looks pretty good, though it may not stand out when parked next to a Evoque.

Three variants of the Macan are on offer, the Macan S, the Macan S Diesel and the Macan Turbo. While the Macan S is powered by a 3.0-litre biturbo V6 petrol engine producing 340 BHP of power, the Macan S Diesel produces 258 BHP from its 3.0-litre V6 diesel motor. The top of the line Macan Turbo gets a 3.6-litre biturbo V6 petrol motor which develops 400 BHP and can propel the SUV from standstill to 100 KMPH in 4.8 seconds, the sports chrono package allows it get there in 4.6 seconds. The top speed is limited to 266 KMPH. The engines are way superior to the Evoque, on paper.

The whole range is offered with Porsche’s four-wheel drive system, called the Porsche Traction Management system. The system splits the power from the engine between the two axles, with an option of sending all the power to the rear axle if necessary. Another standard equipment will be Porsche’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission system, the PDK, which will be offered with standard shift paddles along the range.

The Macan has created quite a stir, it will be interesting to see how Porsche markets the SUV in India when it is launched here. We will bring you more details about the SUV as soon as they come to light. Stay tuned.

Updated on 17th Febraury 2012

For months Porsche AG is much in the news for its new yet-to-be-launched and unnamed SUV .Finally the Italian has given a proper name to this SUV and from now on it will be called as Porsche Macan. Macan will be the new sports car from this Italian major in the SUV segment and is the fifth model of the line-up.

The name Macan is an Indonesian word meaning tiger and the reason for using this unique name is because of the four key characteristics: suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics.porsche_ill_ns_21612_815

image – Porsche Macan SUV Sketch

Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG said, “The Macan combines all sports car characteristics with the benefits of a SUV and is a genuine Porsche. The name of a new Porsche has to fit with the brand, sound good in very many languages and dialects and evoke positive associations.”

By the year 2018 Porsche wishes to expand its car portfolio and the new SUV Macan is said to be the foundation of the new strategy. The company will commence the car’s production in Leipzig in 2013 and it expects the car to surpass the success of the very popular Porsche Cayenne.

Porsche will be investing 500 million euro, one of the biggest projects in Porsche’s history, in its Saxony facility and will be transforming it into a fully-fledged production plant including an in-house paint shop and body assembly line. The same facility will also create nearly 100 new job opportunities.

Porsche Macan SUV Teaser Video

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