17 Oct Car Review | Porsche Macan GTS | Driving Television
We went for a quick visit to Downtown Porsche, Toronto today to visit the Porsche Macan GTS. We heard a lot about this vehicle a unique compact crossover, a Porsche that delivered punch and style under a Porsche badge.
The unique experience about buying a Porsche isn’t just the standoffish sales process, it’s all the beautiful cars sitting five feet away from the sales desk. The tactic is if you don’t buy this car they don’t care. It’s just how it’s done, it’s a Porsche and you don’t negotiate a Porsche you just buy one because you want it. It’s an impulse and strangely a compulsion that beats louder and louder as you sit and stare at the financials for ownership. The sales associate will quietly and flauntingly tell you all about lease and finance options, option costs and how much it would cost to drive away with a purchase you don’t need…. You just want!
All that aside it’s a wonderful car, gorgeously styled with masculine lines that hug the curvatures of the vehicle. The car feels larger than it actually is, and that’s a good thing. You poke your head in the window and you instantly know this is a Porsche. The leathers, stitching and crests all scream luxury and it’s intoxicating.
The GTS has a 360-hp twin-turbo V-6; and it sounds just so sweet. The all-wheel drive is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission which comes standard and it’s smooth as butter.
This Porsche makes a bold statement that ensures everyone who see’s it knows that this model isn’t just a passing trend. It’s a winner like the 911 it’s going to be a legacy model for years to come. The Macan brings in sales that surpass every non-Cayenne Porsche for the first six months of 2017. It’s not just something you drive you wear it. Porsche’s immediate respect comes from it’s obvious attention to detail in the styling department.
Discussing the Macan’s styling would be wholeheartedly stupid since the car is really responsive. Opening the car up on the highway one can tell right away that this crossover isn’t anywhere near as boring as the competition. You press down on the throttle and you are immediately rewarded with sound, and the feeling that people are about to get out of your way. Driving Television loves to talk about specs, so I will leave the heavy tech talk to when a video review is made available however I will invite anyone reading this to head into your dealership and take one of these for a test drive right away.