Porsche hit the jackpot when they released the Cayenne in 2002, bringing huge profits and enabling more development of their GT program and saving the company to a lot of people. So it makes sense that they capitalise on the growing SUV market and released a smaller version – the Macan.
Well, now the Macan has had its first major facelift and sees in 2019 with a slightly revised nose, totally new look for the rear end and plenty of design and tech revisions to the interior bringing this small SUV right up to date. This Macan GTS model uses Porsche's new 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine with 375bhp and 520Nm of torque, with performance to match – 0-62mph takes under 5 seconds and it'll top out at over 160mph.
There may be a new base Macan, but this turbo V6 engined GTS has a throaty growl that you’ll miss with the 4cyl version and the extra power will be noticed. The fact that it's a GTS means that you also get a load of extra tech and chassis kit for a lot less than it would cost to add them to an S model, with Porsche's Active Suspension system, new wheels, Sport Design body kit and plenty more.
The GTS is fast becoming the pick of each Porsche range, so we'd peg this Macan GTS as the one to have.
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