Porsche Centre Trinidad and Tobago presents the new Macan

Porsche Centre Trinidad and Tobago presents the new Macan

Port of Spain. Porsche Centre Trinidad and Tobago launched the new Macan to the market last night. The long awaited Macan was introduced via an online launch which included a live question and answer segment open to the public with top executives from Lifestyle Motors Limited, exclusive importer of the German sport cars to the country.

“We were overwhelmed by the positive feedback from the audience that attended the launch,” said Avinash Rampersad, Lifestyle Motors Limited- Executive Director and COO. “With this third generation, we are convinced that the Macan will continue to win over Porsche lovers in our country, since it is a sports vehicle that adapts to any lifestyle and provides our customers with greater versatility.”

As the sporty flagship of the successful SUV line-up, the Macan GTS sits at the top of the range. Its 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine now delivers 324 kW (440 PS) – an increase of 44 kW (60 PS). With the responsiveness and power delivery typical of Porsche GTS cars, it completes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 4.3 seconds when fitted with the Sport Chrono package and reaches a top speed of 272 km/h. The Macan S is now also equipped with a 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine that produces 20 kW (26 PS) more power than before, with 280 kW (380 PS). This propels the vehicle from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds while it has a top speed of up to 259 km/h. A newly developed, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 195 kW (265 PS) serves as the entry point to the Macan world. It completes the standard 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 232 km/h. All engines are coupled to the seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system.

Optimized chassis – new sport air suspension for the GTS
The new Macan models also offer a wide suspension bandwidth, balancing maximum suspension comfort and dynamic sports car performance. The chassis has been optimized further: the Macan now responds with even more sensitivity and more directly to the driving situation and road conditions. Elements such as the damper characteristics of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) have been re-adapted specifically for this model. It actively and continuously regulates the damping force for each individual wheel. PASM is standard for the Macan S and GTS models.

The Macan GTS now sets itself apart from the other derivatives even more than before with the now-standard sport air suspension, which lowers the body by 10 millimetres. The dynamic benefits of the new GTS are above all since the air suspension is 10 per cent more rigid on the front axle and 15 per cent firmer on the rear axle compared with its predecessor.

Even sharper design with a sporty focus
Porsche has further sharpened the visuals of its compact SUV. The redesigned nose with an inlay in the exterior colour emphasises the Macan’s width, making it look even more imposing on the road. On the new GTS, the centre of the nose section as well as other elements are finished in black. The LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and Sport Design exterior mirrors are now standard on all models.

A total of 14 colours are available for the new Macan, including the new colours Papaya Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic, as well as Python Green for the Macan GTS with the GTS Sport package. Larger wheels are also fitted as standard: they measure at least 19 inches for the Macan, 20 inches for the Macan S and 21 inches for the Macan GTS. A total of seven new wheel designs have also been added to the range.

New centre console with touch surface
The new Macan offers a substantially enhanced interior with a modern and elegantly designed centre console. Its new operating concept, which makes use of touch surfaces instead of tactile buttons, brings a clear structure to the cockpit. A new, shorter selector lever sits in the centre of the clearly organized control module. The analogue clock at the top of the dashboard is now also standard equipment. The Macan offers many functions that can be controlled via a 10.9-inch full HD touch display. The Macan adopts the new multifunction and GT Sport steering wheels from the 911.

Besides the dynamic benefits and black highlights on the exterior, the GTS Sport package available only for the top model also contains specific equipment for the interior. It includes 18-way sport seats, the Carbon interior package, Race-Tex upholstery with extended leather elements, various items with contrast stitching and GTS lettering in Python Green.

Popular entry-level model – available to order now
The Macan, which has seen 600,000 deliveries worldwide since its market launch in 2014, has a special role at Porsche: around 80 per cent of all Macan buyers are new Porsche customers. In addition, the proportion of women buying the Macan has risen consistently in recent years and is the highest across all Porsche product lines.

Photography by Christian Alcantara.

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Savina Ramkissoon
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