Love the Porsche Macan? Affordable NextGen SUV coming to India soon
Luxury sports car maker Porsche is targeting additional volumes in India with an affordable version of its SUV Macan which it aims to drive in the country over the next few months. The company plans to bring in two variants of the next generation Macan to the country, with the entry-level trim expected to attract newer set of customers to its fold with a lower price tag.
Macan S variant would be on the performance side generating an output of 340 horse power (HP), while Macan's entry-level trim will come with 245 HP output, Shetty said. "...With new Macan, we anticipate and expect even corporates to start looking at Porsche car, currently our top customers are businessmen," he added. Macan range currently starts at over Rs 80 lakh in India. Image source: porsche.com
Porsche had been selling between 400 and 500 units till 2017 but last year, there was a dip in sales as it could not sell its SUV Cayenne for around six months. "This year onwards, we should be back to stability and I am sure the new set of cars will also provide traction to the sales," Shetty said. Image source: porsche.com
The super luxury segment in India currently remains small at 40,000 units a year, which is only about 1.3 per cent of the 3.2 million strong passenger vehicle segment. When asked about new model launches, Shetty said that besides new generation Macan, the company would also bring in Cayenne Coupe and an electric car next year. Image source: porsche.com