Porsche achieved two feats at the 30-year anniversary of the WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of The Year competition. First, its magnificent Porsche Macan S Diesel has become both the first SUV to claim the coveted prize, and the brand became the first to win the prestigious award for three consecutive years.

Built with the distinctive Porsche philosophy of innovation and excellence, the Porsche Macan S Diesel has set new performance standards and redefined motoring excellence in its segment. With a top speed 230km/h and a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine, delivering 180 kW and 580 Nm, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.3 seconds. This engine is complemented by a seven-speed Porsche PDK transmission, which lets drivers experience motorsport-style gear changes that take place in mere milliseconds and with no interruption in the flow of power. The car’s impressive performance and efficiency are characterised by this duo.

On the outside, like any Porsche, the Macan is built to look low, wide and close to the road. Inside, it boasts both the latest tech as well as a practical versatility; things that will make even the longest of drives a pleasure.

As with the other cars that have won the prestigious Car Of The Year title, the Macan achieves top marks in all key categories; with superb safety features, surefooted driving dynamics, innovative technology, class-leading aesthetics and excellent efficiency when compared to its natural market competitors.

With all this and more, it’s easy to see why this stylish, elegant and luxurious car came out tops in a tightly contested competition to scoop the well deserved top honours and become the 2015 WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of The Year.