Porsche Launches Compact SUV


    Porsche has launched the 2017 Macan GTS, a compact SUV that features more power, a reengineered chassis, and reinforced brakes. In terms of power and torque, its 360 hp and 368 foot-pounds place it between the Macan S and the Macan Turbo. The powertrain is the 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 engine of the Macan S, supplemented by the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) with flexible power distribution to all four wheels. The Macan GTS combines a high level of typical Porsche driving dynamics with everyday utility. A sportier tuning of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with lower ride height, along with 20-inch wheels in RS Spyder with black satin paint finish with mixed tires are features of the GTS equipment. Also in keeping with the style are the standard GTS sport seats with Alcantara centre panels, additional Alcantara trim in the interior, and a full-sounding sports exhaust system. At the same time, the new PCM connectivity and infotainment system with multi-touch monitor, extended functions, and more operating comfort is celebrating its debut in an SUV. The Macan GTS has exterior accents in black – in high gloss above the waistline and in a matte finish in the lower areas of the body – and by a special version of the Sport Design package also in GTS-specific colouring that comes as a standard feature. For the first time, the Macan GTS is also available with LED headlights as an option. It will arrive in Canada in the second quarter of 2016 with pricing starting at $73,100.