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Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT UTIL­ITY VE­HI­CLES -

per­for­mance stan­dards in its ve­hi­cle class.

All Ma­can mod­els were de­vel­oped, tested and built in keep­ing with the Porsche phi­los­o­phy. That’s where we take sporty style and per­for­mance from the race­track and in­ject it into ev­ery­day driv­ing. We make it as ef­fi­cient as pos­si­ble, and of course, just as safe and com­fort­able. No ef­forts were spared un­til our en­gi­neers achieved their over­rid­ing devel­op­ment ob­jec­tive: the first sports car among com­pact SUVs.

The new Ma­can, built for an in­ten­sive life in which the thirst for ex­pe­ri­ence and thrills and spills are ever present, and in which new chal­lenges are a per­ma­nent driv­ing force. Built for a life that re­fuses to be hemmed in by con­ven­tions and feels all the more au­then­tic for it.

A sports car that gives us what we’re look­ing for, even in our ev­ery­day life: that feel­ing of be­ing alive.

Porsche Ma­can: life in­ten­si­fied. and in the ‘D’ (Drive) and ‘S’ (Sport) pro­grammes, the elec­tron­ics used in tip­tronic re­spond ef­fi­ciently to ev­ery driver in­put.

EF­FI­CIENCY

We’ve in­cor­po­rated a num­ber of tech­nolo­gies into the Audi Q5 aimed to en­hance your drive and im­prove ef­fi­ciency. When a ve­hi­cle brakes, the discs con­vert the ki­netic en­ergy into ther­mal en­ergy, which is wasted as it can­not be used. With a re­cu­per­a­tion sys­tem like the one in the Audi Q5, the ki­netic en­ergy is con­verted into use­ful elec­tri­cal en­ergy.

AU­TO­MATIC START-STOP FUNC­TION

In heavy traf­fic, your car still uses fuel and re­leases CO2, even when it’s sta­tion­ary. The au­to­matic Start-Stop func­tion coun­ter­acts this prob­lem by switch­ing off the en­gine when your car comes to a stand­still. As soon as you touch the clutch, the car restarts.

It’s the tech­nol­ogy that has been syn­ony­mous with Audi ever since it was first in­tro­duced over 30 years ago – a tech­nol­ogy that helps de­liver greater trac­tion on all sur­faces. It’s called quat­tro per­ma­nent all-wheel-drive. The prin­ci­ple is sim­ple: in the same way that four brakes en­sure bet­ter de­cel­er­a­tion, four per­ma­nently driven wheels aid ac­cel­er­a­tion and road-hold­ing by dis­tribut­ing power to each in­di­vid­ual wheel as nec­es­sary. The re­sult is a dy­namic driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in all con­di­tions.

It means that the Audi Q5 can sense changes in the sur­face be­neath the wheels and ad­justs their grip ac­cord­ingly. So when con­di­tions get a lit­tle more de­mand­ing - in par­tic­u­lar, when you go off-road quat­tro adapts, putting all the force of the Audi Q5’s en­gine pre­cisely where it’s needed to han­dle the change in ter­rain.

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