Porsche expands into compact SUV segment with Macan

Written by Agencies | Stuttgart | Updated: Nov 20 2013, 18:04pm hrs
Porsche MacanPorsche is just the latest in the global automotive industry to pile on more crossovers with Macan.
Consumers' growing love affair with "crossover" vehicles that combine the functionality and cachet of sport utility vehicles (SUV) with the comfort and performance of a car shows no signs of abating with Germany's Porsche unveiling the compact luxury Macan.

Porsche is just the latest in the global automotive industry to pile on more crossovers as it showed off its fifth model, including its second crossover, at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Tuesday night.

Porsche Macan combines the typical handling characteristics that Porsche has represented right from the outset: maximum acceleration and braking values, vast engine power, extreme agility and optimum steering precision. What's more, all of these features are teamed with a high level of comfort and everyday suitability.

The sporty DNA of the Macan, as with all Porsche vehicles, is also immediately recognisable in the design. The SUV is unrivalled in its flat and broad profile on the road.

The wraparound bonnet and gently sloping roof line accentuate the overall impression of sporty elegance and powerful dynamics. Many of the design elements have been taken from other Porsche sports cars and enhanced for the Macan, making it clear to see from the very first glance that the Porsche Macan heralds the first sports car in the compact SUV segment.

The Macan is "Made in Germany", produced at the Leipzig plant. Porsche has invested 500 million euro in the plant and has established an entire production line there. The line is set up to produce around 50,000 vehicles per year - all manufactured with the utmost precision and to the highest level of quality. Just what you would expect from Porsche.

Its name of Macan comes from the Indonesian word for tiger and it really does live up to its name: powerful and ready to pounce at any time, yet light-footed and tenacious on off-road terrain.