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2017 Porsche Macan more accessible than ever

By Leigh Giollo, 03 Dec 2016 Car News

2017 Porsche Macan more accessible than ever

A cheaper, more fuel efficient entry-level variant of Porsche’s mid-size SUV is coming to Oz.

A cheaper, more fuel efficient entry-level version of the Porsche Macan is coming to Oz, priced from $76,610.

The mid-size SUV will receive a four-cylinder engine for the first time; a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol, good for 185kW and 370Nm. Porsche claims it is able to hit 100km/h from standstill in 6.7 seconds, and consumes fuel at a rate of 7.4L/100km.

2017 Porsche Macan

The new variant is more than $15,000 cheaper than the least expensive six-cylinder models, the  $91,855 Porsche Macan S Diesel, and $92,800 Macan S Petrol, which produce 190kW/580Nm and 250kW/ 460Nm respectively.

As for its transmission, the four-cylinder Macan will feature the same seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic and all-wheel drive system as the rest of the range.

Despite being the cheapest Macan, the base model isn’t lacking in equipment. It’s equipped with bi-xenon headlights with dynamic levelling, leather and Alcantara trim and three-zone climate control, along with safety features like lane departure warning, tyre pressure monitoring, satellite navigation, parking sensors front and rear and reversing camera as standard.

2017 Porsche Macan interior

Bluetooth connectivity with smartphone mirroring will also be present in each car, coming with Porsches latest infotainment system.

Air suspension, Active Suspension Management adaptive dampers, and a Sport Chrono performance package are also available for extra cost.

Visually, the easiest means by which you can tell the new Macan apart from the more expensive variants is through the new black highlights on both the window strip and brake callipers.

The cheapest Porsche in more than 20 years can be ordered now, with deliveries expected to come early next year.