There are scores of different SUVs models on the market. If you want something a bit “special”, you’d have to look towards the higher end models. Porsche offers something perfect for consumers that want such a vehicle. But, what is surprising is the price: it’s affordable to those with limited budgets.
The German car maker is famous for producing a string of popular models like the 911 sports car. Of course, there’s also the award-winning Cayenne SUV. But, I’m not here to talk about the Cayenne today.
No, I’d like to tell you about its little brother, the Macan. It might be smaller than the Cayenne, but it’s still a capable SUV. Here’s why:
It’s gaining pace as a popular Porsche all-rounder
The Macan is fairly new to the market, as it only got introduced back in 2014. Still, despite that fact, the Macan is fast gaining traction as a good all-round SUV. Porsche is keen to entice new customers from different market segments. The German firm is pinning its hopes on the Macan being a model that will boost its revenues.
Let’s face it; even the wealthy among us are spending less these days. If you’re a high-end car maker like Porsche, what can you do to sell cars? You can still do what you do best – create stunning automobiles. But, you can also offer options to those that may not have considered Porsche cars in the past.
Porsche hopes that the Macan will not live in its bigger brother’s shadows. Rather, it feels that the Macan will be a resounding success in its own right. If you study current sales figures, that sure seems like the case!
Yes, the Macan is a smaller model than the Cayenne. It’s also cheaper too. Having said all that, the Macan offers plenty of value for money. It has a spacious cabin and is more than capable of going off-road. The boot space is also large enough to take big cargo loads.
You will love the price tag
There are different trim levels available for the Macan as you’d expect. But, if you compare the base model Macan and Cayenne, there is around a 20% reduction in price.
The model is cheaper still if you look to the used car market. I compared the same two models on the Saxton 4×4 website earlier. It was quite interesting to learn how much one could save by opting for the Macan instead of the Cayenne!
The Macan is part-supercar
One fact you may not know is that the Porsche Macan is part-supercar! OK, perhaps not if we’re talking about engine performance. But, here’s an interesting piece of trivia for you. The steering wheel is the same as that of the 918 Spyder supercar!
As you’d imagine, the steering wheel has the usual controls for the car’s audio system. It also allows you to manage telephone calls too.
It’s a four-wheel-drive monster
The Porsche Macan is available with a range of petrol and diesel engine options. Whichever one you choose, you will enjoy the power it kicks out!
Being a 4×4 SUV, the Macan can get driven on or off the road with ease. Get behind the wheel of one; you won’t regret it!