It is almost six years since the first Porsche Macan first rolled off the production line in Leipzig, Germany. In less than half a decade, this compact crossover SUV has kept true to the Porsche philosophy. The Macan boasts of five models under the badge: The entry level model, the sporty S variant, the GTS model, the marathon runner, and the Turbo. The class of 2018 is about to be minted and the article will offer you a sneak preview of what to expect.
Porsche Macan 2018 – Stylish Exterior and Interior Design
If it isn’t broken, do not fix it! That seems to be the guiding philosophy with respect to the exterior of the 2018 Porsche Macan. There is a single external change: The front side panel is louvered. Every other feature- the sidelines as well as the styling of the rear hatch- remain seemingly untouched by the designers.
Ergonomics is the key word when it comes to the interior styling of the Porsche Macan 2018. At the front is a cockpit layout lined by the traditional three-spoke steering wheel. As expected, there is an ascending center console that holds the gear selector. In the middle of this console is an instrument panel with the traditional three dials. At the top of the console is a 4.8-inch touchscreen that uses the Porsche Communication Management software to display sound and navigation keys.
The interior package of Porsche Macan 2018 also includes bucket front seats, height adjustable driver/passenger seats, and split folding rear seats.
Porsche Macan 2018 – Engine and Performance
The smallest engine for the 2018 Macan is 3.0-litres. This gas powered, six cylinders (V6), Dual Overhead Camshaft engine has 24 valves and uses Variable Valve Timing technology. It has a torque of 339 ft-lbs @ 1450 rpm.
The gas engine is strictly a consumer of Premium Unleaded fuel. The full tank capacity of the Porsche Macan 2018 is 19.8 gallons, while it will give you 17 miles to the gallon in city driving and 23 miles to the gallon on the highway.
The drivetrain remains unchanged. It is 7-speed semi-automatic transmission system and it has a four-wheel independent suspension system with a front and rear stabilizer.
The Porsche Macan 2018 has features that are both specific to Porsche cars and those that are generic in modern cars, a list of some of these features are given below:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Change Assist
- Traction Control
- Four-wheel ABS
- Dual front head protection/ side mounted airbags
- Front and rear ventilated disc brakes etc
The Porsche Macan has a number of optional features. These features are rather lengthy to fully enumerate within the scope of this article but suffice is to say that they are suited for anyone who desires to customize their Macan. For a full list of these features visit any car review link.
Porsche Macan 2018 – Price and Release Date
The 2018 Macan Porsche is slated for release on March 23 during the New York Auto Show and the base price is set at between $ 51,000 to $71,000 based on the variant.