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Three New Porsches Make Canadian Debut in Montreal

Porsche brought a trio of new cars to the Montreal International Auto Show this year. The 2019 Macan and Cayenne Turbo made their Canadian debuts, along with 2020 911 Carrera S models.

The new Macan first made an appearance back in July. The refreshed compact SUV gets new styling with LED headlights and a wider-look to the nose. It also got the new LED taillight that is moving across the Porsche lineup. Inside, a new 10.9-inch infotainment system display was added with customizable tiles. The Macan S is powered by a 3.0 L turbocharged V6 that makes 348 hp and 352 lb-ft - 8 hp and 13 lb-ft. more than the outgoing model. The base Macan gets a 248 hp 2.0 L four-cylinder.

The Cayenne Turbo gets an all-new 4.0 L V8. That means 550 hp and a sprint to 100 km/h from a stop in 4.1 seconds. Pick Porsche's Sport Chrono Package and that's cut to 3.9 seconds. Porsche says the Cayenne Turbo is the first SUV with an adaptive roof spoiler. It increases downforce on the rear axle, and even shortens the distance of high-speed braking in airbrake mode. The automaker says the spoiler brings the Cayenne to a stop up to two metres shorter. From 250 km/h, that is.

Along with those announcements come the new 911 Carrera S. First shown at the LA Auto Show late last year, it adds new styling, new power and new tech. The flat-six's twin turbos put out 443 hp, up 23 hp from the previous model, thanks to improved fuel injection and a new turbo layout.

New technology includes a 10.9-inch touchscreen display and features light night vision and rain mode.

The Macan will arrive in Canada at dealers this summer from $55,500, with the Macan S starting at $63,000. The Cayenne Turbo is arriving at dealers now, starting from $139,700, and the Carrera S is expected in the fall from $129,100.