The Porsche Macan is hitting Australian shores in June 2014. While Porsche have said they’ve ordered plenty in their first batch, all predictions are pointing to a massive sales success for the brand and those who don’t get their orders in early are likely to be waiting until next year to get their paws on this rather gorgeous car. It’s hotly tipped to become the best-selling Porsche model in less than 12 months.
All signs point to a whole lot of win for the Porsche Macan.
A smaller cousin to the Cayenne, the Porsche Macan (pronounced Mac-arn and meaning Tiger) has three models, all with a seven-speed dual-clutch “PDK” auto transmission. Early reviews say it performs better than expected for this style of transmission, another good sign.
The three models kick off with a turbo diesel, and two twin turbo petrol models (a 3-litre V6 and top of the range 3.6L V6).
The Macan looks a lot like a Cayenne from the front, as Porsche was looking to maintain the style while going compact and it’s worked beautifully.
While the Macan is more compact than then Cayenne, there’s a 500 litre cargo space with the rear seats up, and a pretty epic 1500 litres with the rear seats stashed out of the way.
The Macan has eight airbags and is likely to score a five-star safety rating.
The pricing for the Australian market is sitting between $85K and $123K. It’s certainly not the cheapest compact SUV on the market, but it’s a much lower price point than we initially expected.
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