Now it is final and official. She came presentation time for long-awaited Porsche Macanwhich will be revealed on Thursday noon (25/1, 13:30) at a special event to be held at Singapore.
After exhaustive tests but also several postponements, the successful SUV of the German brand, which first introduced in 2013will pass to his second generationwhich will be purely electric. Wanting to build up anticipation for the unveiling, Porsche has released a press release sketches from the new Macan, giving a first taste of it its new design philosophy.
After all, switching from an internal combustion engine model to an EV isn’t just about “replacing” powertrains. The design requirements of electric vehicles they are different and very targeted, with the aim of optimal aerodynamics to achieve it better autonomy. In addition, there are factors such as batterywhich affects quite a bit weight distribution but also the configuration of spaces.
“The new Macan is our first model which is converted from thermal to electrical. Every new sports car should be instantly recognizable in our range of modelsbut at the same time benew’»points out the vice president of Style Porsche, Michael Wall.
For Porsche, every new model must integrate three key concepts: Focus, Intensity and Purpose. Combining them in the final design result is not an easy task, according to Mauer, who gave an example: “Speaking of interiorthe Focus it highlights the driver as the focus. So all the basic functions and important controls must be near him to have immediate access. In addition, we created a ‘minimalist mode’ on the dashboardthrough which he can choose to see only those functions that are important for driving”.
For the Macan, Mauer clarified that despite the significant change of its transition to electrification, it does not abandon the tried and tested design DNA of Porsche. “The new Macan remains clearly a Porsche, but also a Macan. We kept its overall proportions, which characterize a sports car in its class. However, it has even more sporty and dynamic philosophywhile the driving pleasure it offers is certainly reflected in its design”.
The new Macan will be highly aerodynamic SUVwhich depending on the settings, will be able to succeed drag coefficient of 0.25. Thus, autonomy will exceed 500 km for all its editions. This will be helped by battery with an energy capacity of 100 kWh (95 kWh usable), which will support charging 270 kW at fast charging stations 800V. However, even in 400Vfrom 10% to 80% will be required less than 22 minutes.
As for its performance, it will have latest generation of PSM permanent magnet electric motorswhich in overboost mode they will be able to perform over 612 PS and torque that will exceed the 1.000 Nm. In addition, there will be active air suspension management system and for the first time active four-way steeringwith the rear wheels to rotate up to 5 degrees.
The cabin of the new Macan will be dominated by three screens on the dashboard. The digital dashboard 12.6 inchesthe screen 10.9 inches for infotainment system and the same dimension, optionalfor passenger. It will also be available as an optional extra augmented reality head-up displaywhich will display various functions as well as signals.
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