IAB Report – Porsche Macan launched in India at INR 1 crore [Image Gallery Updated]
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Porsche Macan SUV has been discreetly launched in India at a starting price of INR 1 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).
The sub-Cayenne SUV from the Stuttgart-based sportscar manufacturer is positioned as a lifestyle product and promises more exclusivity than the Audi Q5, Mercedes ML Class and BMW X3.
The India-spec Macan is available with two engine options. The base variant is the Macan S diesel which is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine producing 258 PS (254.3 bhp) and 580 Nm of torque while the top-end Macan Turbo is powered by a 3.6-litre V6 petrol pumping out 400 PS (394.3 bhp) and 550 Nm of torque. Both the engines are paired to a 7-Speed Porsche PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Macan Turbo can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds while the Macan S diesel achieves the same in 6.3 seconds.
The Porsche Macan for the Indian market comes with standard features such as ride height adjustable air suspension system, all-wheel-drive, interior lighting package, bi-xenon headlamps, electrically operated tailgate and 3-Zone automatic climate control.
The Macan S diesel is priced at INR 1 crore and the Macan Turbo petrol variant retails at INR 1.1 crore (both prices are ex-showroom Delhi).
The global success of the Porsche Macan has left the carmaker struggling to plug the demand-supply gap. It is said that Porsche India has already found buyers for the allocated number of units for the year 2014.
Porsche Macan in India – Image Gallery
Porsche Macan – Image Gallery
Porsche Macan Launched in India – Press Release
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