German luxury carmaker Porsche has introduced its all-new Macan in India with a whopping price tag starting at ₹98.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra).
Porsche Macan, also known as baby Cayenne is launched in two variants in India - the Porsche Macan Turbo and Porsche Macan S Diesel. While the Macan Turbo is priced at ₹1.08 crore in the country, the latter comes with a price tag of ₹98.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra).
The Macan Turbo comes powered by the 3.6 liter, six cylinder turbo engines, which can churn out a power of 400 PS and 550 Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.6 seconds with a capacity to attain a top speed of 266 kmph.
On the other hand, the Macan S diesel gets power from 3.0 litre, six cylinder mill, which can generate a peak power of 245 PS and peak torque of 580 Nm. It claims to reach a top speed of 230 kmph and both the engines come coupled to Porsche's PDK dual-clutch automatic gearboxes.
Talking about the features offered in the new Macan, it boasts the all-wheel drive, PDK, multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles, high-performance audio system and an electrically operated tailgate. The car also gets some standard features like air suspension system, lighting package, bi-xenon headlamps and three-zone climate control in India.
"With the introduction of the Macan, Porsche offers a real sports car in the dynamically growing compact SUV segment for the first time. I have no doubt that this model will be a success for the brand, catering to our youthful customers in the country, who believe in the philosophy of 'Life, intensified'," said Anil Reddi, Director of Porsche India, as quoted by Overdrive.
In India, the car will be taking on the likes of Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Range Rover Evoque.
Now, the sad part is that the Macan, which was allotted for India and international markets have been sold out already. If auto enthusiasts in India are planning to get your hands on the steering wheel of this marquee, you may have to wait little longer now.
Porsche, which has been selling luxury cars in India since 2004 is also planning to expand its dealer networks in the country.