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Friday, March 25, 2022

Porsche Philippines Launches 2022 Macan


Since its launch in 2014, the Macan premium compact SUV has been a success story for Porsche. Last year alone, it sold 88,362 units or nearly 30 percent of its entire 301,915 deliveries worldwide.

A key factor in its success is the model’s significant evolution, achieved through continuous improvements and updates. Now, Porsche introduces the new 2022 Macan. This latest version is defined by increased performance, a sharper design, and a new operating concept.



The new Macan features a redesigned front-end with a body-colored inlay to emphasize its width. New LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) also help redefine the model’s front end. The sideblades, a characteristic feature of the nameplate, have been updated with a three-dimensional surface structure and are painted in Lava Black as standard. At the back, the bumper has been reshaped to accommodate a new black diffuser that now extends more prominently. Rounding off the latest model’s aesthetics are the standard SportDesign exterior mirrors with V-shaped bases, 19-inch wheels, and additional 3D trim in front and at the rear.

As with every Porsche interior, ergonomics and the legibility of instruments are utmost considerations in the 2022 Macan. Providing a glimpse of this approach is the updated design of the SUV’s centrally positioned rev counter, which has been derived from Porsche’s legendary 911. Also sporting new elements is the analog clock in the middle of the dashboard, another Porsche signature.

Immediately noticeable in the new Macan’s substantially enhanced interior is the redesigned center console. Its new operating concept now uses touch controls rather than buttons, and continues to offer many online functions and services as standard. Controls and access to these functions can also be done via the 10.9-inch full HD touch display of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM).



Highlighting the sporty character are the model’s shorter gear selector lever sitting at the center of the clearly structured control module, and the multifunction Sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles. New Comfort seats with electric 14-way adjustment for height, squab and backrest angle, and fore/aft position secure the driver and front passenger in place while offering luxurious accommodations.

Powering the 2022 Macan is a 2.0-liter inline-four turbocharged engine which has been completely redeveloped to extract maximum performance. It now produces 265 horsepower from 5,000 to 6,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 4,500 rpm.

Complementing the revised engine is the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system which has an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. The system enables power coming from the engine to be variably distributed between the drive axles, guaranteeing supreme traction, agile performance and safety even in adverse conditions. Contributing in this regard is the Porsche Stability Management. The standard seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual clutch transmission ensures extremely fast gear changes to take place without these interrupting traction.



Extending the new Macan’s set-up options for its chassis, engine, and transmission is the Sport Chrono Package with Mode switch. The newly designed Mode switch with Sport Response button on the steering wheel can be used to choose between four driving modes: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, and Individual. The Launch Control function enables optimum acceleration from a standing start, while the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) improves driving dynamics and stability, particularly on bends. Also aiding in sharpening up the vehicle’s steering behavior are the variable distribution of engine torque to the rear wheels, and the electronically controlled rear differential lock.

The new Porsche Macan is available for viewing at the Porsche Centre Philippines with showrooms in Greenhills and Global City.

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