Porsche Adds 2017 Macan GTS to SUV Lineup
By Philly Murtha, October 29, 2015
Porsche recently took the wraps off a new variant of its Macan SUV at the Tokyo Motor Show that fits between the S and Turbo in the model’s lineup. The 2017 Macan GTS, which bears a moniker derived from the Indonesian word for tiger, will feature reengineered suspension, special GTS exterior and interior treatments, and more connectivity options. The 2017 Porsche Macan GTS will reach showrooms in March 2016, with a suggested base retail price of $67,200 (minus destination charge).
The Macan GTS is all-wheel drive (AWD) with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine is recalibrated to generate 360 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque, which is 20 more horsepower than the Macan S. The powertrain reconfiguration means the Macan GTS can move out from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds when it is set up with an optional Sport Chrono package, and has a top track speed of 159 mph, according to Porsche officials.
Inside, the Macan GTS has leather sport seats accented with Alcantara textile seat centers and decorated with the GTS logo on headrests. Porsche also adds an optional GTS interior package that features a red tach, special stitching, different seat belts, and embroidered GTS badging on the headrests.
Also standard are an 8-speaker Sound Package Plus and a USB/AUX interface for satellite/HD Radio with Bluetooth phone connectivity. Navigation is optional and features 3D display, satellite image map overlays, and route-calculation capability. Two more connectivity systems are optional, providing a hot-spot connection for passengers to surf the Internet or for a driver to access real-time traffic information.