The Porsche Macan has been recently subjected to the already much known moose test where the vehicle has been said to behave strangely.
The moose test has appeared a few years back and it has claimed yet another victim, a quite surprising one, the Porsche Macan S Diesel. The model in question, which should be a sporty SUV with good handling, has been described as “really bad, almost a disaster”, compared to its main competitors, the Range Rover Evoque or the BMW X4.
“Porsche Macan S Diesel behaves very strange in the moose test, most especially because the left front brake locks up in the middle of the maneuver. This is really strange”, said Linus Projtz, the test driver.
Porsche has quickly responded and said that the brake intervention is deliberately applied to prevent the vehicle from rolling over. The system responsible for this is called ARP (Active Rollover Prevention). The moose test means that a car is driven at 70 km/h (44 mph) on a test track and the driver is swerving the wheel to one side, than to the other, in a very sharp maneuver, as if he is trying to avoid an obstacle.