Five reasons why a Porsche SUV is the perfect luxury car to own

BY Joel Tam

To say that Porsche created a class of its own in the SUV world is an understatement. Since the launch of the Porsche Cayenne in 2003, car makers everywhere have been trying to play catch-up!

Now, three generations later and with the new Cayenne Coupé and Macan compact SUV to complete the range, the Porsche SUV line-up is looking more exciting than ever. 

We present you five compelling reasons why you only need to look to Stuttgart Auto, the sole official retailer for the Porsche brand, for your luxury SUV fix.

Thrills without the spills
Every Porsche offers an exhilarating and thrilling drive, and these SUVs are no different. From the moment you sprint off the line, you’re never in doubt that you’re in a Porsche. These cars put the ‘Sports’ in Sports Utility Vehicle. From the base model Macan with 252 PS and a 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds (with Sport Chrono Package) to the Cayenne Coupé with 340 PS which does 0-100 km/h in 6 seconds (with Sport Chrono Package), every model in the range promises lively performance and agile handling.

This agility is evident in the Macan we’re driving here finished in Crayon colour. Nimble, light-footed and user-friendly, it’s the perfect all-rounder for small to medium-sized families who want something fun and practical to use.

Space along with the pace
Speaking of practicality, this brings us to how a ‘sports car’ can also be a highly usable ride for your everyday needs. Space for five adults? Easy. Room in the trunk for golf bags and luggage? No problem. Split fold-down seats to fit a full-sized mountain bike? Yawn! You have to try harder if you want to test the limits of a Porsche SUV!

Sure, the front wheel of the bike has to be removed, but with even the most basic of bikes having a quick-release function, it’s genuinely a cinch to slot in a two-wheeler into the back of a Macan.

Style and substance
That’s not all. All that vroom and room is packaged in a dashing form. Every Porsche SUV has a commanding road presence. With a wide stance and design elements from the front to the rear fenders that echo the 911, there is no mistaking the profile of a Porsche SUV.

Both the latest Macan and Cayenne, for instance, have LED headlights with the signature four-point daytime running lights, plus an updated front-end with larger central and side air intakes.

The new Cayenne Coupé, in particular, has a low roofline at the rear that gives it a sporty silhouette like no other SUVs out there. Yet, it does not sacrifice the space within the cabin and offers a spacious ride for all its occupants.

All the latest models in the range also feature a sleek LED 3D light strip at the rear with integrated four-point brake lights, yet another distinctive feature that makes it easy to spot on the roads.

Get inside, and the Macan greets you with its new Porsche Communication Management (PCM). A 10.9-inch touchscreen display with USB ports and a multi-function sports steering wheel - all to make driving that much more enjoyable. The Cayenne takes things up a notch with the Porsche Advance Cockpit that has a full-HD 12-inch touchscreen, a new roof console design and LED interior lighting as standard.

Safety first
Another crucial reason why a Porsche SUV is a compelling choice is safety. The Macan was the first Porsche to have been crash-tested by Euro NCAP, and it achieved the maximum five-star overall rating, scoring high for both adult and child occupant protection.

As standard, the cars come with electronic stability control, safety airbags and a host of additional safety features which you can choose to spec up on your vehicle.

That badge
How often does a car make you feel special every time you start it up? How about every time. Because with a Porsche, the experience is unique and almost beyond explanation. Perhaps it’s the response from the car to your inputs, maybe it’s the way the interior wraps itself around you, or could it be the roar of the engine and exhausts? Perhaps it’s all of that and more.

This assurance is further emphasised with the support and care that comes from Stuttgart Auto. Every new Porsche will come with a complimentary 5-year maintenance and warranty package which includes regular wear and tear with a fantastic option to extend your warranty for up to 15 years, only at Porsche Centre Singapore.

All this is carried out at a state-of-the-art workshop by Porsche Certified Technicians, ensuring that your Porsche meets the highest standards for the safety of loved ones and optimal quality vehicle maintenance.