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15 Jan 2020

Macan wins Best Sports SUV at What Car? Awards

Benchmark compact sporting Porsche SUV ‘thrills’ judges to scoop top honour

The new Porsche Macan S has been named ‘Best Sports SUV’ at the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards.

This latest recognition underlines the Macan success story. Since its launch in 2014, more than 350,000 examples have been delivered worldwide, testament to the model’s reputation as the sports car of the compact SUV segment. The powerful, 354 PS V6 petrol engine of the S model asserts the dynamic reputation of the Macan, and the latest generation also introduces a refreshed style to the exterior design, greater interior comfort and increased connectivity.

The new Macan was launched in the UK just over a year ago, and the range has since expanded to include GTS and Turbo derivatives.

The magazine’s judging panel commented; “the Macan S is more enjoyable than its rivals on the road, thanks to super-accurate steering, tightly-controlled body movements and a wonderfully balanced feel.”

The judges’ verdict was emphatic; “if you are looking for a sports SUV that’s as well-rounded as it is thrilling, the Macan S is the one to choose.”

In addition to the Macan scooping the overall Sports SUV Award, the new Porsche 911 Carrera also placed first in the category for best sports car over £60,000. Taking evident joy from the ability of the iconic sports coup√© to turn even the shortest drive into an adventure, the judges commented; “although it is perfectly usable every day, thanks to its blend of relative comfort, practicality and ease of use, it can still plaster a big, stupid grin across your face.”

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