The passenger compartment of the Porsche Macan picks up on the current Porsche sportscar design, delivering a premium look. For an SUV, the Macan has a sporty seat position and a more steeply inclined steering column to give it a sportscar feel.

The extensive range of equipment fitted as standard allows for a high degree of individualisation. For example, a Burmester® sound system is available for the Macan – a feature previously unseen in this segment.

The focus on agility and breadth continues into the Porsche Macan’s interior. Sophisticated lines, precise transitions and high-quality workmanship create a harmonious fusion of sportiness, quality and elegance. From the low front seats, the sloping centre console and the display and operation concept through to the extensive range of customisation options, the interior offers both a sense of familiarity and striking new features.

The cockpit features all the character familiar from a sportscar. Three round dials with a centrally positioned tachometer combine to form the instrument cluster. A gear indicator within the tachometer tells the driver which gear has been engaged by the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). A high-resolution, 4.8-inch VGA multifunction display is contained in the right-hand dial. In addition to the most important on-board computer functions, this feature also displays the maps for the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with navigation module. As you would expect, the ignition lock is positioned to the left of the steering wheel – as is customary on Porsche models.

The standard multi-function sports steering wheel is a particularly striking feature, the design of which is completely new and based on the 918 Spyder. The ergonomically positioned shift paddles and additional multi-function buttons fitted as standard for the telephone, radio and on-board computer ensure that drivers’ hands are free to stay on the steering wheel and their concentration remains on the road. Selecting one of the trims from the range of customisation options can lend a striking touch – in each case, a heated steering wheel is also included.

The forward-sloping centre console with the high-set gear selector typical of racing cars draws the driver even further into the cockpit. The buttons for the most important functions are clustered in logical groups on the centre console, allowing for simple and intuitive operation of individual functions.