Porsche Macan GTS 2021 review: what the critics say
This petrol-powered SUV is ‘curvaceous and dressy without being indiscreet’
The GTS will be the last petrol-powered version of Porsche’s popular Macan SUV, before a new battery-electric model arrives in 2023. It is a “stirring swansong”: a well-built car that is “curvaceous and dressy without being indiscreet”, said The Daily Telegraph. The only issue for Porsche is that the electric version is going to have to be damn good to mark any sort of advance on this, the ultimate combustion Macan.
The GTS supersedes the older Turbo model at the top of the Macan range and brings with it a “unique personality all of its own”, said Auto Express. Its 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine produces 434bhp and 550Nm of torque, with a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds. It’s also more economical than its predecessors, although 24.8mpg combined and 258g/km are “hardly anything to write home about nowadays”. Prices start from £64,770.
There’s been a thorough reworking of the interior, mixing Porsche’s haptic control centre console with its latest 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system (but with some old-school buttons still positioned on the roof), said Evo. “While the quality isn’t in question”, the design does seem as though it might have been conceived just to see the car out of production until its all-electric replacement arrives.