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Porsche's first all-electric SUV Macan launched at ₹1.65 crore

By Vipin - January 27, 2024 12:05 PM

Porsche has launched its first all-electric SUV in the global market including India. The German luxury car maker has introduced it in two trims, Macan 4 and the new Macan Turbo. Macan Turbo price in India starts from Rs 1.65 crore. The prices of Macan 4 variants have not been revealed. The company has started booking the car and its delivery will be done after July.

Platform, dimensions and design

The Macan EV is based on the all-new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture with 800-volt architecture. This platform has been developed with Audi for the Q6 e-tron. It shares key parts of the chassis, battery and power electronics with the PPE architecture with Porsche. The upcoming electric Cayenne will also be based on the PPE platform.

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Talking about the dimensions of the car, the new electric Macan is 103mm longer, 15mm wider and 2mm less tall than the existing petrol model. Its length is 4,784mm, width is 1,938mm and height is 1,622mm. The wheelbase of the car is 2,893mm, making it 86mm longer than the petrol model. In terms of looks, the Macan EV looks like the petrol model.

The car gets special 4-point daytime running lights (DRLs) and due to the split headlight design, the headlamps are placed slightly lower in the front bumper. It has frameless doors and a connected LED tail light. The car has been provided with a movable spoiler, with the help of which the downforce can be increased at different stages. There is a boot space of 540 liters at the rear and a front luggage compartment of 84 liters under the bonnet at the front.

Porsche Macan EV: Interior Design

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The interior design of Macan has been taken from the company's existing model Cayenne. It has three digital displays. These include for the first time a standard 12.6-inch curved driver display, a 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen and a separate optional 10.9-inch touchscreen for the passenger.

The infotainment system is based on Android Automotive OS. At the same time, along with streaming video in the display provided for passengers, many controls can also be adjusted. Apart from this, a head-up display with virtual navigation arrows is also provided on the dashboard. The long wheelbase provides good leg room in both rows.

Porsche Macan EV: Performance

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Electric Macan comes with 4 wheel drive option. Dual permanent synchronous motor with single-speed gearbox has been installed on both its axles, which generates power of 408hp and torque of 650Nm in Macan 4 variant. This variant of the car can accelerate from 0-100kmph in just 5.2 seconds. Whereas, Macan Turbo variant has power of 639hp and torque of 1130Nm. This variant can achieve speed of 0-100kmph in just 3.3 seconds. The top speed of the car is 220kmph.

Porsche Macan EV: Range, battery and charging

According to the company, the car has a 100kWh battery pack, which on full charge will give a WLTP certified range of 613 km in the Macan 4 variant and 591 km in the Turbo variant. The battery pack has been given 270kWh DC fast charging support. With this, the car can be charged from 10 to 80% in 21 minutes.

Apart from this, regenerative braking system is also provided in the car. This allows up to 240kW of electric energy to be recovered during braking and slowing down. While the official WLTP range is 613 km for the Macan 4 and 591 km for the Macan Turbo.

Porsche Macan EV: Suspension and rear-axle steering

For comfort, the Macan is equipped with 4 steel-string suspension, while the Macan Turbo comes with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damping control. Optional rear steering is provided in both variants of Porsche Macan.

This technology, introduced for the first time in the Macan, can be used with a maximum steering angle of up to 5-degrees. This gives the new SUV a turning circle of just 11.1 meters for a U-turn and enables driving stability at high speeds.

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