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Porsche debuts SA-bound Macan

2013-11-20 09:43

BABY SUV ON THE WAY: The Porsche Macan has made its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and will arrive in South Africa in 2014. Image: Newspress

LOS ANGELES, US - Porsche has unveiled its new SUV, the Macan, at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and its headed for South Africa!

The world debut of the Macan (pronounced Ma-chan which is Indonesian for tiger) means Porsche is extending its model range in to a new vehicle segment - the compact SUV market.

According to Porsche South Africa, the Macan will reach our shores by mid-2014. Local prices and specs will be released closer to its launch date.

Gallery: Porsche Macan

PORSCHE TO THE CORE

Porsche says the Macan, its first compact SUV, will set new standards on both paved streets and rugged terrain.

The model will be available in three versions - Macan S, Turbo and diesel.

The Macan S is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine pushing out 250kW/460Nm, accelerates from 0 - 100km/h in 5.2 seconds and has combined fuel consumption of 8.7 l/100km.

The Turbo variant is powered by a 294kW/550Nm 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo, reaches 100km/h in 4.8 seconds with a fuel consumption figure of  8.9l/100km.

The S Diesel has a turbocharged 190kW/580Nm 3.0-litre V6, rockets from 0 - 100km/h in 6.3 seconds and fuel consumption of 6.1-litres/100km.

Technical goodies include Porsche's active all-wheel drive and the automaker's PDK double-clutch transmission fitted as standard.

The Macan will be built at the automaker's factory in Leipzig, Germany with automaker expecting to produce 50 000 per year.






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