Five doors, five seats, yet incomparable, unmistakable and unstoppable. In its latest generation, the Macan is and remains the sports car of compact SUVs. Instantly, the Porsche DNA is recognisable from the sloping roof line: the ”flyline” lends the Macan its characteristic sports car contours. 2021 Porsche Macan facelift: updated engines
The entry-level Macan keeps its 2.0-litre turbo four, but with a boost from 245hp to 265hp, while the Macan S has swapped its 3.0-litre V6 for a 2.9-litre V6 that pushes out 26hp more, at 380hp – the same as the outgoing Macan GTS.
The Taigun is based on the new MQB-AO-IN platform with over 90 per cent localization. Up front, the upper half bears resemblance to its elder siblings. However, the single slat chrome grille with square-shaped LED headlamps and integrated horizontal LED DRLs look neatly placed.
Based on the recently revealed M4 Competition M xDrive, the new M model swaps the previous-generation convertible’s folding hardtop for a fabric roof, which is said to weigh around 40 percent less.
XC40 Recharge is the Swedish car manufacturer’s first all-electric SUV which was unveiled globally last year. The EV is expected to be launched for the Indian market in the coming year only after the launch of the new S60.
In a Volvo first, the XC40 Recharge features a brand new nine-inch Android-based infotainment system with over-the-air updates for services such as Google Maps and Google Assistant. Other features on the EV includes a digital driver’s display unit, dual-zone automatic climate control, four USB-C ports, Harman Kardon stereo system and a panoramic sunroof.
The Kona Electric isn’t just India’s first long-range EV; it’s also a very good car to drive. Unfortunately, our drive experience was limited to just a few laps at the Buddh International Circuit, but in that time, we tasted enough to tell you that this car is no laggard.
Electric cars deliver their torque instantly. No waiting for an engine to rev up to a certain rpm, nor is there a gearbox to shift your way up. Slam the throttle from a standstill or even while rolling ahead at 50kmph, and all 395Nm is put down to the road immediately. The Kona EV gains speed with gusto and you will run past 100kmph effortlessly.