After a comprehensive upgrade, the bestselling Porsche Macan is now available at the Porsche Center in Dubai. The model is one of Porsche’s most popular vehicles and is positioned as the true sports car in its segment. The latest generation of the Macan was showcased to guests at a special event that was held by Porsche Centre Dubai, Al Nabooda Automobiles, at the showroom’s rooftop. The new version of the Macan, a compact SUV has definitely improved in terms of comfort and driving dynamics, and is available with two engine variants as the Macan and the Macan S, which is more powerful.
Commenting on the arrival of the new Macan, K Rajaram, Chief Executive Officer of Al Nabooda Automobiles LLC, said that the Macan has been one of the company’s most successful models. The new model offers a greater level of performance and comfort and has an even more pronounced Porsche DNA. He went on to express his confidence that the 2019 Macan would continue the model’s success story in the UAE as the most exciting compact SUV on the market. The model offers just the right combination of emotions and functionality.
The Macan is powered by an enhanced 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, that has an output of 252 hp and delivers a maximum torque of 370 Nm. It can go from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds (this is when it comes with the optional Sport Chrono Package) and can attain a top speed of 227 km/h. The Macan S runs on a new V6 engine, which was first seen in the new Panamera and Cayenne. This engine produces 354 hp (14 hp more than the previous version) and a torque output of 480 Nm. Hence, it takes just 5.1 seconds to go from 0 to acceleration to 100 km/h with the optional Sport Chrono Package. It has a top speed of 254 km/h.
The most notable characteristic of the Macan continues to be its driving dynamics, with the new version of the model featuring a revamped chassis that enhances driving pleasure, offers higher stability and better comfort. Other components that further improve the ride are the new mixed-size tires, enhanced brakes and the intelligent all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system. As an outcome of these features, the Macan is more of a sports car than ever.
The range of standard features has increased making the model more attractiveness. The new standard features include panoramic sunroof, automatically dimming mirrors and ParkAssist in front and rear with reversing camera, all being offered at no extra costs.
The new Macan sports a more evolved design language, making it more distinctive. The front end of the car has been redesigned to look wider. Redesigned main headlights feature LED technology as standard, whilst a three-dimensional LED light panel on the rear of the vehicle is also incorporated in the new range. Drivers have more scope to express their personality too with the addition of four exterior colours – Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue and Crayon.
When it comes to the interiors, high-quality equipment is offered as standard. The seat surfaces are upholstered in Alcantara® leather while the steering wheel, selector lever and armrests are finished in leather. Additional full-leather interiors are available as an optional feature. The optional GT sports steering wheel is similar to the one in the Porsche 911. A mode switch which includes a Sport Response button is integrated into the steering wheel and is offered as part of the optional Sport Chrono Package. It was originally used in the Porsche 918 Spyder super sports car. The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, which includes a 10.9-inch touchscreen (increased from 7.2 inches) as a standard feature offers enhanced functionality.
The new Porsche Macan and Macan S are now available at Porsche Centre Dubai and Northern Emirates.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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