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Macan tamed for the better

Don’t look down at four-pot power, which actually makes Porsche’s compact SUV better to drive and cheaper in price

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When Porsche launched the Macan in Thailand earlier this year, many people weren’t amused with its prices starting at more than 9 million baht for all six-cylinder engine variants available. 

Some have even said that you’d have to be foolish to buy Porsche’s new baby SUV — for a lesser amount of money one can get the larger Cayenne with a tax-busting hybrid drivetrain.

Well, how quickly things have changed. Just a few months later, Porsche has announced a four-pot version for the Macan tailored primarily for Asia, where most potential buyers want the SUV for its badge rather than the storming performance that can be found in the Turbo model — for which you might be excused if you’re really after serious firepower.

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