| Wani Roslan |
QAF Eurokars recently revealed the new Porsche Macan – a luxurious and sophisticated compact SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) that perfectly maintains its trademark of agility.
The new Porsche Macan arrives with the latest sophisticated technology with enhanced efficiency, power performance, and driving pleasure.
The compact SUV features five doors, five seats, all-wheel drive and has a sporty look. The side blades of Porsche Macan give it not just a sporty look but pay homage to the Porsche 918 Spyder as the proportions of the doors appear narrower and the flanks are sleeker and sportier.
The local media was recently given the opportunity to test drive and experience the new Porshe Macan. The turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine was extremely impressive.
Unlike other versions of 2.0-litre engine cars, it has been significantly upgraded and the new Porsche Macan comes with powertrain which works as good as a higher engine capacity car, as the test drive proved.
With the maximum output of 237 horsepower and maximum torque of 320Nm, our first impression while test driving was that the car had a bigger engine hood due to its impressive performance.
As we drove above 100km/hr, and the driving mode changed from normal into sport mode, the responsiveness of the engine could be felt as it delivered more power when speeding and the sound of the engine became more resonant. Porsche Macan is fitted with a sport mode that can be found at the centre console and when the button is pressed, the electronic engine management system addresses the engine even more directly.
The steering of the new Porsche Macan has been engineered for sporty and swift handling and the tuning of the electromechanical steering system makes the new car extraordinarily agile. As there is no hydraulic system constantly drawing power, energy is consumed only when the steering is on, leading to low fuel consumption.
As we drove through a road corner with a minimum speed of 60km/hr, the new Porsche Macan provided the best driving experience due to its awing technology.
Another feature of Porsche Macan is its automatic start/stop function which is integrated in the PDK.
Braking to the speed of 2km/hr, the engine went off and once the brake was released, the engine restarted quickly and smoothly.
This feature helps to reduce both fuel consumption and emission as no fuel will be used when the engine is not running.
The audio and communication system can be used even when the engine is off and the automatic start/stop function can be deactivated and reactivated via a button in the centre console.
The exterior and interior dimensions of the Porsche Macan reflect significant optimisation in the form of spaciousness and safety aspects, high-quality of materials as well as dynamic driving experience.
Porsche Macan looks impressive with its large air intake and its front end concentrated in the middle produces a sporty effect giving the vehicle a confident look.
Elegant is the word that perfectly describes the interior of the Porsche Macan; sophisticated lines with every details attached, high-quality materials, smart and sporty. The new Porsche Macan drivers experience a sense of luxury, unique and far from ordinary.
Porsche Macan is also equipped with an automatic climate control feature with separate temperature and air flow settings for both the driver and front passenger. The panoramic roof system gives Porsche Macan greater agility, luxury and a sporty look, letting drivers enjoy a panoramic view, but keeping both driver and passengers well-protected from the elements at the same time.
Just a half-day test driving of Porsche Macan can lead to a relationship between the vehicle and the driver that can be felt with the comfortability it delivers, the performance it provides and the safety it offers to both the driver and passengers.
People interested in purchasing the new Porsche Macan can head to QAF Eurokars Sdn Bhd in Beribi. Porsche Macan is a very attractive car that will provide an incredible experience to its drivers. – PHOTOS: DEAN KASSIM