When life throws you an unexpected curve ball, you place your trust in safety features to react and respond to situations faster than you. The Porsche Macan is built and designed to set your mind at ease, getting you and your family from point to point safely. Above the comfort and performance of a vehicle, no one ever wants to trigger the safety features of their Porsche. But last year, when one of our Porsche Centre Victoria customers was in a motor vehicle collision, they were relieved by all the engineering and safety that went behind their Macan to keep them safe.
"37,000 km throughout western Canada and the western US... it was the finest, most comfortable highway vehicle we’d ever owned. Our relationship with our Macan came to an abrupt end when a driver turned left in front of us on the highway."
As well as the deployment of standard full-size airbags and the Porsche Side Impact Protection System, the frame of the Macan in this accident is clearly a hard nut to crack with the engineered ultra- and super-high-strength steels that prevented the vehicle from completely crushing into itself.
"The collision was instantaneous with no opportunity to react. In that fraction of a second, we discovered the most important part of Porsche’s engineering - the embedded safety features. We hit the turning vehicle in the right-front fender although, as the collision was offset, the turning vehicle was impacted back to the passenger front door."
When an accident does occur, the speed by which things happen is almost impossible to react to. Everyone wants to feel comfortable when entering their vehicle knowing they are prepared for any situation. Confident in knowing that if something were to happen, the Porsche engineers have thought out and designed the vehicle to respond to any dire situation.
"[in] the photo, the Macan clearly shows effects of the angled collision with the passenger side more deeply impacted than the driver side. Note the passenger door is open, untouched the impact of a very forceful collision."
Above typical collision and crash dynamics is also having a vehicle that can respond and react to post-accident situations. The Macan in this situation was able to apply emergency ABS braking but was also able to turn on emergency flashers to warn other vehicles in all directions and unlock the doors so one could safely extract themselves from the situation.
Although this experience may be unique and an untypical situation, it is still no surprise that they found themselves behind the wheel of a new 2018 Macan Turbo after the incident. Whether you are taking a cross-country tour or driving your family to daily activites—knowing that your Porsche Macan is built to protect everyone in it, is peace-of-mind well worth putting your trust behind.
"We walked away with bruises, sprains and strains and believe the engineering of this vehicle may have saved our lives."
Date Posted: October 15, 2018