Porsche Macan arrives with Premium Package: 2.0 litre turbo with 252 hp and 370 Nm, priced from RM455k

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The new Macan was launched last week at Porsche Centre Sungai Besi and is scheduled to make appearances at Porsche Centre Penang (28-30 June) and the Macan roadshow at Publika Shopping Gallery (5-7 July). Pricing for the new Macan starts from RM455,000 which is inclusive of a four-year warranty and free maintenance package, including parts and labour, for a better peace of mind ownership.

The new Macan Premium Package offers enhanced specifications over and above standard options, such as a 14-way power seats including memory function for both driver and passenger,comfort lighting, Power Steering Plus, Park Assist including reverse camera, automatic dimming mirrors, and BOSE Surround Sound System to increase overall driving pleasure.

Motivation in the new Macan comes from an efficient 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. It delivers 252 hp with a maximum torque of 370 Nm. Mated to a seven-speed PDK transmission, the compact SUV can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 225 km/h, all while managing an overall consumption rate of 8.1 l/100km. The most prominent features include a three-dimensional LED light panel at the rear and a new fully interconnected Porsche communication management system with a 10.9-inch touchscreen.

Newly tuned chassis for enhanced balance
The vehicle dynamics of the Macan remain its core feature. The overhauled chassis increases comfort and makes the Macan even more enjoyable to drive. As is typical for a sports car, it comes with mixed-size tyres, enabling the driver to take full advantage of the benefits of the intelligent all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system and adopt a dynamic driving style. Newly developed tyres with improved performance characteristics allow for even better lateral dynamics. The wheel diameters range from 18 inches as standard to an optional 21 inches.

A more streamlined design with full LED lights and new colours
In keeping with Porsche’s design DNA, the new Macan features a three-dimensional LED light panel on the rear of the vehicle. The brake lights with their four-point design are another excellent embodiment of the brand’s identity. LED technology is incorporated as standard into the newly designed main headlights, while the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) option can be used to control light distribution adaptively. The Macan front end has been thoroughly redesigned and now appears wider. Drivers now have more scope to express their personality thanks to the addition of four new exterior colours – Mamba Green Metallic (which is our favourite colour), Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue and Crayon.

Fully interconnected: the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system
The Macan offers a range of digital possibilities through the use of the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. The full-HD touchscreen is now 10.9 inches in width (previously 7.2 inches). As in the Panamera and Cayenne, the user interface can be adapted to suit personal requirements via predefined tiles. Fully interconnected as standard, the new system features mobile phone preparation, two audio interfaces and intelligent voice control.

New options: GT sports steering wheel, air ioniser and traffic assistant
An expanded range of options with enhanced assist systems is available to choose from with the new Macan. The optional GT sports steering wheel echoes the style of the Porsche 911. A mode switch integrated into the steering wheel – including sport response button – is part of the optional sport chrono package that can be fitted in the Macan. Porsche has extended the list of options designed to enhance convenience, which now includes a heated windshield and an air ionizer that – together with the fine particulate air filter (fitted as standard) – improves the quality of the air inside the vehicle.

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From supercar spotting on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Won has moved onto the realms of motoring journalism since 2011. He has a keen eye for automotive photography, a penchant for fast cars, and the occasional hunger for munching corners.

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