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Porsche’s Macan is the most agile and graceful SUV on the road

Porsche's Macan is the most agile and graceful SUV on the road

Published on Jul 5, 2014 1:07 PM

It is probably pointless now to say how irrelevant and wasteful SUVs are. The world just cannot seem to get enough of them, high pump prices be damned.

This unholy fascination goes back more than 50 years, when Jeep introduced civilian versions of its military vehicle, followed soon by Land Rover.

But fascination became fixation when Porsche launched the Cayenne a little over 10 years ago.

The idea that a sportscar maker could make a success of something so drastically opposed to sleekness and speed was as astounding as it was frightening.

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Price: $356,888 without COE

Engine: 3,604cc 24-valve V6 turbocharged

Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual select

Power: 400bhp at 6,000rpm

Torque: 550Nm at 1,350-4,500rpm

0-100kmh: 4.8 seconds

Top speed: 266kmh

Fuel consumption: 9.2 litres/100km

Agent: Stuttgart Auto