Porsche India opens bookings for the Macan Turbo; deliveries to begin later this year.
Porsche has revealed its second electric car – the all-new electric Macan – which will arrive with a choice of two four-wheel-drive variants: the 408hp Macan 4 and the 639hp Macan Turbo. Porsche India has opened bookings for the Macan Turbo, with an ex showroom price of Rs 1.65 crore and deliveries due to commence by the second half of 2024. The company has however not released any details regarding India pricing for the Macan 4 variant.
The electric Macan will be sold alongside the petrol-powered version until the end of 2025, when the line-up will become exclusively electric.
Porsche Macan EV: platform
The new electric Macan is 103mm longer, 15mm wider and 2mm lower than the existing petrol model. It has been developed alongside the Audi Q6 E-tron, which shares its Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture and key parts of its chassis, batteries and power electronics with the new Porsche.The electric Cayenne will also use the PPE platform.
Porsche Macan EV: exterior design
The exterior styling moves away from the familiar look established by the original Macan and draws on design cues from the Taycan, most notably in its distinctive rectangular headlights and wraparound LED rear light bar.
The roofline and overall silhouette are significantly sleeker than the first-generation Macan, particularly in the rakish rear end, which houses a retractable spoiler that deploys in various stages to increase downforce.
Porsche Macan EV: interior and features
The interior matches that of the current Cayenne in terms of style and layout. It features up to three digital displays: a standard 12.6-inch curved instrument cluster and 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen, plus an optional separate 10.9-inch touchscreen for the passenger, which allows them to stream videos and adjust various controls.
As with the Cayenne, the gear selector has been moved from the centre console to a higher position on the dashboard, providing additional space for two cupholders and a smartphone charging pad within the centre console.
The longer wheelbase enables greater leg room in both rows, while boot space is claimed to be 540 litres,and there is an 84-litre ‘frunk’ too.
Porsche Macan EV powertrain and motor
The electric Macan models use dual permanent synchronous motors with a single-speed gearbox on each axle.In the Macan 4, they deliver a combined 408hp and 650Nm to give a 0-100kph time of 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 220kph. The Macan Turbo offers 639hp and up to 1,130Nm for short periods of overboost which enables a 0-100kph in 3.3sec and a 260kph top speed.
Porsche Macan EV battery, charging and range
The Macan’s 95kWh battery can be charged at up to 270kW on an 800V DC system, giving a 10-80 percent top-up within 21 minutes, according to Porsche. Up to 240kW of electric energy can be recuperated under braking and deceleration. The official WLTP ranges are put at 613km for the Macan 4 and 591km for the Macan Turbo.
Porsche Macan EV suspension
The Macan 4 rides on steel suspension with new twin-valve dampers, while the Macan Turbo receives a more advanced air suspension set-up with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and variable electronic damping control.
Both the Macan 4 and Macan Turbo have optional rear steering – a first for the Macan – which operates with a maximum steering angle of up to 5-deg, giving the new SUV a turning circle of 11.1m.