2015 is a very important year for the Macan in the United States and Porsche knows this very well. As a result, the German manufacturer plans to increase supplies of its new mid-sized crossover in order to make sure that customers don’t have to wait too long for the Macan.
According to Joe Lawrence, COO of Porsche Cars North America, the German company doesn’t want to lose the customers who want a Macan as they need to wait six moths or more since the vehicle went on sale last May.
Still, Joe Lawrence didn’t say how many Macan will reach the United States market in 2015, but we do know that 7,241 vehicles were sold during the seven months it was on sale last year. Lawrence also added that the Macan saw a strong demand worldwide and will also help Porsche to achieve its goal of selling 50,000 vehicles in the United States this year.
Currently, Porsche offers the Macan Turbo model for $72,300 (excluding the $995 destination charge), while the Macan S is priced at $49,900, excluding the $995 destination charge.
For those who don’t know, the Porsche Macan S is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo petrol engine that produces 335 hp (250 kW) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds (5.2 seconds when equipped with the Sport Chrono Package), while top speed is 245 km/h or 157.8 mph.
Meanwhile, the Macan Turbo uses a 3.6-liter V6 biturbo engine that generates 394 hp (294 kW). The engine is able to push the crossover from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds (4.6 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package), while top speed is 266 km/h or 165.2 mph.
The imposing, strong Macan front is a distinct design component. The sizable air inlets are normal for Porsche and they accent the performance class that normally encompass the brand's automobiles. The Macan Turbo has style components called C-blades attached to the air inlets on either side of the automobile, accentuating the athletic appearance and providing an elegant and streamlined reaction.
The bonnet wraps around to create striking design details, encasing the headlamps and reaching down to the wheel arches. The impressive size of the bonnet and its precise outlines flowing to the vehicle’s front provide the Macan with a widened and strong look, while the continuous bonnet surface presents a crisp front for the car. The Macan's road concentration is principally apparent when seen from its front.
The silhouette view with its athletic sloped roof outline produces a crisp profile and accentuates the energetic nature of the automobile, while the style lines reaching to the back of the automobile highlight the wide, sculptured wings. Along with what are called window graphics - the edge of every lateral glass surface - and the D-pillar shape, these design elements are a nod to the 911’s design.
An additional design highlight of the silhouette, and another way to customise the car, are the side blades at the bottom edge of the doors at the front and rear – vibrantly shaped inserts available in different optional materials. The side blade design reminds one of the seams in the lower doors on the 918 Spyder, along with the front door’s entry guard. Along with elegant door handles, the doors seem narrower and the sides considerably sportier and more streamlined.
On the Macan S and S Diesel, the side blades come standard in Lava Black paint. The Macan Turbo has side blades in the same colour as the outside (options for S and S Diesel), contributing to the classical elegance of its appearance. Side blades in genuine carbon, optional for every model, provide added emphasis to the Macan's athletic personality.