Interiors – The Macan’s interior shouts luxury in bold letters. Like many high-end German cars, the Macan has a fantastic finish and feels very upmarket. The low ride height makes entry and exits easy and the driving position is something not many can go wrong with. We like the chunky, high-quality steering wheel and nifty controls. The one to adjust the driving modes is particularly appealing. The seats are supremely comfortable and offer a variety of adjustments. Porsche has refrained from using an all-digital instrument cluster and that may be a great thing for many. Even we prefer clear and fuss-free analogue instruments. True to any Porsche, the rev counter takes the centre positions flanked by the speedometer and multi-information display on either side.
As expected, quality of materials used and attention to detail is surreal
The dash is all-new and looks more contemporary than before. The layout is similar to other Porsches with a large 10.9-inch infotainment system. The info is crisp and supports the latest connectivity features. Porsche has not carried forward the touch-sensitive control panels on the dashboard like in the Panamera and the Cayenne. The heightened centre tunnel is quite button-heavy and will take time to get used to. However, they are very satisfying to operate. We are sure that there will be many who would prefer physical control over a touch screen or a touch panel with haptic feedback.
Space is decent at the front but the same cannot be said about the rear. The rear bench feels tight and it is only suitable for two rather than three. Headroom is limited for tall passengers and legroom may leave you wanting for more. It does not feel cramped per se but there is no denying that the small dimensions clearly reflect in the backseat space.
While the front seats are roomy and comfortable, the rear seats can only accommodate two passengers
We cannot complain about the features on offer. There is everything you can ask for like dual-zone climate control, heated and cooled front seats, panoramic sunroof, rear AC vents, hi-fi sound system amongst others. Should you opt for the Sport Chrono Package, you’ll also get a stopwatch housed on the dash. Like that, there are many options and numerous ways to customise your cabin. But all comes at a hefty price tag.