Porsche inspects 2,500 Macans for faulty brakes

Article by Christian A., on May 29, 2014

Porsche is inspecting around 2,500 Macan for defectives brakes after finding out during quality tests that some brake booster units may have received some damage in the assembly process. Porsche will have its dealers contact Macan for a free inspection that lasts a few minutes, the carmaker said. The majority of the SUVs were sold to European customers.

The inspection only affects the Macan and excludes other Porsches models. The issue with the defective brakes marks another production glitch at Porsche, although the German carmaker noted that the Macans with the faulty components still comply with legal requirements.

Porsche disclosed in March that it is replacing the engines in its 911 GT3 models. It also urged them to stop driving the units since the sports cars could catch fire.

In February, Porsche forecasted that it would top 200,000 vehicle sales by 2015, three years ahead of schedule, from 162,000 in 2013, thanks to strong demand for its Macan and Cayenne SUVs.

The front area of the Macan is both assertive and impressive. More importantly, it is also the design’s unique component. Like the usual Porsche model, the air intakes are large and put focus on the fact that this model is part of the performance class. For the Macan Turbo, it has those stylistic elements called C-blades. These have been equipped in the air intakes positioned on the left and right side of the model. 

C-blades ensure a more advanced aerodynamic response while helping highlight the athletic appearance. Meanwhile, the wraparound bonnet result in a rather exceptional detail as it encloses the vehicle’s headlights while extending all the way to the wheel arches. Given how striking the bonnet’s size is and combined with the precision lines that run to the Macan’s front region, the model gets that strong and broad look.

The bonnet’s seamless surface on the other hand gives this model a clean front. Looked at from the front section, it becomes clear that the Macan is indeed focused on the road. Viewed from the side, the sloping sporty roof line sets up that sharp profile and put focus on the dynamic nature of the Macan. Its design lines run to the rear section of this model and highlight the sculpted, broad wings.

Merging this with the edges of the all the model’s lateral glass surfaces, called the window graphics, as well as how the D-pillar is shaped, the design lines bring to mind the design of the Porsche 911.

This is not all as the side view also has another design highlight, which is also another way of customizing the model. These are the sideblades placed at the bottom of the doors, both the front and the rear. The brand will also be offering dynamically formed inserts which will be made available using different materials, though as an option.

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