Porsche in­tro­du­ces new Ma­can

George Herald - Auto Dealer - - News -

Porsche has un­vei­led the new ver­si­on of its com­pact SUV in Du­bai re­cent­ly. The Ma­can has been a gre­at success sin­ce its launch in 2014 and has now been en­han­ced in terms of de­sign, com­fort, con­necti­vi­ty and dri­ving dy­n­a­mi­cs, ce­menting the mo­del firm­ly as the brand’s spor­ty flags­hip SUV.

S­taying true to the Porsche de­sign, the new Ma­can fe­a­tu­res a three-di­men­si­o­nal LED tail lig­ht strip and LED he­ad­lig­hts as s­tan­dard.

The most stri­king in­no­va­ti­ons in­si­de the vehi­cle in­clu­de an 11” tou­chscreen of the new Porsche Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on Ma­na­ge­ment (PCM), as well as re-de­sig­ned and re-po­si­ti­o­ned air vents. The GT sports s­teer­ing w­heel is fa­mi­li­ar from the 911 mo­del.

The PCM al­so e­na­bles access to new di­gi­tal functi­ons, in­clu­ding in­tel­li­gent voi­ce con­t­rol, and the vehi­cle’s ran­ge of com­fort e­quip­ment has been ex­pan­ded to in­clu­de an i­o­ni­ser and windscreen he­a­ting.

DE­SIGN UPDATES

The Ma­can has an e­ven spor­tier and mo­dern ap­pea­ran­ce, thanks to a num­ber of chan­ges to the ex­te­ri­or. The front end of the Ma­can has been me­ti­cu­lous­ly re-wor­ked, now ap­pea­ring wi­der, whi­le the com­pre­hen­si­ve o­ver­haul at the re­ar builds on the sleek de­sign of the pre­vi­ous mo­del.

The new Ma­can’s link to the 911 is emp­ha­si­sed with the op­ti­o­nal GT sports s­teer­ing w­heel.

Porsche has ex­ten­ded the list of com­fort op­ti­ons to in­clu­de a he­a­ted windscreen and an i­o­ni­ser to im­pro­ve air qua­li­ty. New ex­te­ri­or co­lours such as Mi­a­mi Blue, Mam­ba G­reen Me­tal­lic, Do­lo­mi­te Sil­ver Me­tal­lic and Cra­yon com­bi­ned with new in­te­ri­or packa­ges en­s­u­re that the Ma­can can be cu­s­to­mi­sed.

Through the new Porsche Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on Ma­na­ge­ment (PCM), the Ma­can of­fers to­tal con­necti­vi­ty and nu­me­rous di­gi­tal functi­ons. A­bo­ve the ty­pi­cal Porsche ri­sing cen­t­re con­so­le, a full-HD tou­chscreen en­lar­ged to 11” has been in­cor­po­ra­ted se­am­les­sly in­to the ne­w­ly de­sig­ned in­stru­ment pa­nel. Si­mi­lar to the Pa­na­me­ra and Cayen­ne, the u­ser in­ter­fa­ce on the in­fo­tai­n­ment sy­stem can be cu­s­to­mi­sed u­sing pre­de­fi­ned ti­les. The air vents are now po­si­ti­o­ned be­low the cen­tral screen.

Each Ma­can is e­quip­ped with a Con­nect Plus mo­du­le, ma­king the vehi­cle ful­ly net­wor­ked. U­sing the new Of­fro­ad P­re­ci­si­on App, it is al­so pos­si­ble to re­cord and a­na­ly­se off-ro­ad dri­ving ex­pe­rien­ces in the mo­del.

DRI­VING DY­N­A­MI­CS

Thanks to an op­ti­mi­sed chas­sis, the new Ma­can is a­ble to con­so­li­da­te its ex­cep­ti­o­nal sta­tus as a sports car in the com­pact SUV seg­ment.

U­nu­su­al for the SUV seg­ment, the Ma­can fe­a­tu­res mixed ty­res with dif­fe­rent widt­hs on the front and re­ar ax­les. As with Porsche sports cars, t­his ar­ran­ge­ment e­na­bles the dri­ver to ta­ke ad­van­ta­ge of the in­tel­li­gent, all-w­heel dri­ve Porsche Tracti­on Ma­na­ge­ment (PTM) w­hen it co­mes to dri­ving dy­n­a­mi­cs.

Ne­w­ly de­ve­lo­ped ty­res with im­pro­ved per­for­man­ce cha­rac­te­ris­ti­cs e­na­ble e­ven bet­ter la­te­ral dy­n­a­mi­cs for en­han­ced dri­ving ple­a­su­re, whi­le the new 20” and 21” w­heels al­so of­fer gre­a­ter s­co­pe to cu­s­to­mi­se the de­sign.

The Ma­can is a gen­ui­ne success sto­ry for Porsche. The combination of ty­pi­cal Porsche per­for­man­ce on any ter­rain cou­pled with a high de­gree of e­ver­y­day practi­ca­li­ty im­pres­sed cu­sto­mers from its de­but.

Sin­ce 2014, Porsche has de­li­ver­ed mo­re than 350 000 u­nits. With o­ver

100 000 de­li­ve­ries to da­te in C­hi­na, the mo­del has been es­pe­ci­al­ly po­pu­lar. The ver­si­on of the mo­del was al­so pre­sen­ted in S­hanghai and will be of­fe­red ex­clu­si­ve­ly in the C­hi­ne­se mar­ket and a ran­ge of Ma­can de­ri­va­ti­ves will be laun­ched for ot­her re­gi­ons in due cour­se. Re­a­ders will be kept in­for­med on de­ve­lop­ments for the lo­cal mar­ket.

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