A Model of Success

by BTM

Wed, 05 September 2018

A Model of Success

Porsche Macan’s performance and everyday practicality has impressed customers right from its debut. It continues the trend with the new Macan, the model remaining as the sporty flagship in its segment.

Porsche has unveiled the new version of its compact SUV. The Macan has been a great success since its launch in 2014, and has now been enhanced in terms of design, comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics. Staying true to the Porsche design DNA, the new Macan has an even sportier and modern appearance, thanks to a number of changes to the exterior. The most striking innovations inside the vehicle include the 11-inch touchscreen of the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), redesigned and repositioned air vents and the GT sports steering wheel. The vehicle’s range of comfort equipment has also been expanded to include an ioniser and windscreen heating. 

Dynamic Exterior 
Numerous details of the new model reflect the DNA of the iconic 911 and the 918 Spyder sports cars, including headlights featuring LED technology as standard. The Macan’s high-quality lighting system, which features modules with a three-dimensional design, can be further optimised with the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+) that adaptively controls light distribution. The front end of the vehicle has also been meticulously reworked, with it now appearing wider, while the comprehensive overhaul at the rear builds on the sleek design of the previous model. The three-part, three-dimensional LED light strip at the rear represents another typical Porsche design feature, with the four-point design of the brake lights reflecting the brand’s identity.
New Options
The new Macan’s link to the 911 is further emphasised in the interior with the optional GT sports steering wheel. The mode switch plus Sport Response Button integrated into the steering wheel is also showcased as part of the optional Sports Chrono Package. Porsche has extended the list of comfort options to include a heated windscreen and an ioniser to improve the interior air quality. The Macan is now more customisable than ever before, with new exterior colours such as Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic and Crayon, combined with new interior packages.

Full Connectivity
Through the new Porsche Communication Management, the Macan offers total connectivity and enables access to new digital functions, such as intelligent voice control. Above the typical Porsche rising centre console, a full-HD touchscreen – enlarged from seven to 11 inches – has been incorporated seamlessly into the newly designed instrument panel. Similar to the Panamera and Cayenne, the user interface on the infotainment system can be customised using predefined tiles. The air vents have also been redesigned and are now positioned below the central screen. Each Macan is equipped with a Connect Plus module, making every vehicle fully networked as standard. Using the new Offroad Precision App, it is also possible to record and analyse off-road driving experiences.

Optimised Chassis 
Thanks to its optimised chassis, the new Macan is able to consolidate its exceptional status as a sports car in the compact SUV segment. Fine-tuning of the chassis delivers enhanced neutrality while maintaining stability and improving comfort. Although unusual for the SUV segment, the Macan still features mixed tyres with different widths on the front and rear axles. As with Porsche sports cars, this arrangement enables the driver to take full advantage of the intelligent, all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM), when it comes to driving dynamics. Newly developed tyres with improved performance characteristics enable even better lateral dynamics for enhanced driving pleasure, while the new 20- and 21-inch wheels also offer greater scope to customise the design.

Success Model
The Macan is a genuine success story, with more than 350,000 units delivered since 2014. With over 100,000 deliveries to date, the model is especially popular in the Chinese market where Porsche unveiled the redesigned compact SUV. The version of the model presented in Shanghai will be offered exclusively in the Chinese market. A range of Macan derivatives will be launched for other regions in due course.
Visit Porsche Centre Bahrain in Sitra for more information.

Call 17 459-911.