Porsche Macan World Debut at LA Auto Show

The Porsche Macan compact SUV, the fifth model line for Porsche, was unveiled to an international audience at the L.A. Convention Center in Petree Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21.

The Macan was not the only highlight that Porsche brought to Los Angeles. The new 911 Turbo Cabriolet, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, the Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive, and the 918 Spyder were also displayed.

With the Macan, which comes in two models, Porsche has created its first sports car in the fast-growing compact SUV segment. The Macan S, powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 340 hp, can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds.

The Macan Turbo’s 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 produces 400 hp and makes the car sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, says the company.

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“The Macan possesses all the qualities that have made compact SUVs so popular around the world,“ said Matthias Mueller, president of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

The 2015 Porsche Macan models will arrive at U.S. dealerships in late spring of next year, with pricing set at $49,900 for the Macan S and $72,300 for the Macan Turbo.

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Rakesh Raman