India has embarked on its most ambitious plan in recent times with the launch
of both the all-new, fully electric Taycan range and the latest Macan compact
SUV, in addition to announcing a national dealer network expansion plan off the
back of its best-ever third quarter sales performance. The basic retail price
for the new Macan starts at Rs 8,321,000 while the all-new Taycan is available
from Rs 15,028,000.
at an exclusive media preview hosted in Delhi, the all-new Taycan range and new
Macan will be available for sale across all dealerships in the country, with
four new showrooms set to open in the first half of 2022 bringing the total
dealer network to nine locations.
expansion of Porsche’s footprint in India is in response to strong demand for
the brand’s product which has culminated in the best third-quarter performance
ever, a 25 per cent growth over its previous best third quarter from 2014 and a
164 per cent gain over the same period in 2020.
three-month period was also the second-best quarter after Q1 2021 in Porsche’s
operational history. Overall, the first nine months of 2021 recorded a strong
plus of 90 per cent over previous year 2020 or 334 new car deliveries,
confirming Porsche India’s ambitious growth plan that includes all areas of
Vujicic, Brand Head for Porsche India, says Porsche is fully committed to the
Indian market with definite plans in place for a prosperous future: “Despite
continuously challenging pandemic-related developments, our business performed
exceptionally well in this market, chalking up its best Q3 results and making
Porsche one of the fastest growing luxury car brands in the country through
2021. Introducing such a revolutionary model as the Taycan and the latest
iteration of our popular Macan, to coincide with our dealer expansion is proof
positive of the roadmap we are creating for future business growth in India as
we invest in new product and facilities throughout 2022. The order books are
now open for both Taycan and Macan with first deliveries due early next year.”
latest Macan offers increased performance and sharper styling in three variants
comprising the Macan, Macan S and Macan GTS along with a range of 14 colours
newly available for the Macan. A new 195 kW (265 PS) turbocharged,
four-cylinder engine gets the entry Macan to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds with a top
speed of 232km/h while the GTS cuts that time down to 4.3 seconds from its 324
kW (440 PS), 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine offering a top speed of 272km/h. In
the middle lies the Macan S which is powered by the same 2.9-litre V6
developing 280 kW (380 PS) that’s good for 4.6 seconds to 100km/h.
models include Porsche’s seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and
Porsche’s Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system as standard and
features a redesigned nose with a colour-coded inlay to emphasise its width,
while the GTS centre nose section and other elements are finished in black. LED
headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and Sport Design
exterior mirrors are standard while the rear now includes a striking new
the launch of the new Taycan, Porsche presents its first ever, fully electric
model, setting another important milestone for the successful future of the
company. Available in four saloon models comprising the Taycan, Taycan 4S,
Turbo and Turbo S, it’s accompanied by the exciting Cross Turismo in 4S, Turbo
and Turbo S versions that add the versatility of extra ground clearance, Gravel
Mode and 1,200 litres of rear cargo space.
Taycan Turbo S sports saloon is the most powerful sports car in the Porsche
range generating up to 560 kW (761 PS) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in
2.8 seconds, while the entry-level Taycan with rear-wheel drive delivers up to
484 km of range with the Performance Battery Plus (according to WLTP).
the standard, single-deck 79.2 kWh Performance Battery, the entry-level model
delivers up to 300 kW (408 PS) in overboost mode with Launch Control which
increases to 350 kW (476 PS) with the optional two-deck 93.4 kWh Performance
Taycan Cross Turismo
the strengths of Taycan’s superior performance and long battery life with mild
off-road versatility, increased rear headroom, luggage space and all-wheel
drive supported by height adjustable air-suspension, the Taycan Cross Turismo
is the all-rounder among electric sports cars.
derivatives are available which all feature Porsche’s Performance Battery Plus
as standard, offering up to 456 km of range from its 93.4 kWh battery. Like the
Taycan sport saloon, the Cross Turismo range uses the same 800-volt
architecture and two-speed transmission. The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo offers 360
kW (490 PS) and 420 kW (571 PS) in overboost mode that gives it a 240 km/h top
speed and a 0-100 km/h time of 4.1 seconds. The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo
offers 460 kW (625 PS) with a further 40 kW (55 PS) using overboost that brings
the acceleration time to 100 km/h down to 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 250
km/h, while the Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo with overboost delivers 560 kW
(761 PS) and a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.9 seconds.
Taycan Cross Turismo comes as standard with the additional Gravel mode driving
programme for journeys on light off-road terrain such as gravel tracks or muddy
road surfaces. The new mode alters the power delivery and drive characteristics
for light off-roading and raises its ride height by 30 millimetres.
Coordinating the assisting systems as well as the rear-axle transmission,
Gravel Mode adjusts the shift pattern of its two-speed transmission and adapts
the throttle behaviour for greater control and better power delivery on
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