Unique Hatch Release - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

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edited October 2014 in Porsche
imageUnique Hatch Release - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

This long-term update to Edmunds' 2015 Porsche Macan includes details on the SUV's rear hatch release.

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  • kurtamaxxxguykurtamaxxxguy Member Posts: 1,798
    Stylish, yes. However, not so sure how well it'll work in a snowy climate (ice and snow often accumulates at the base of rear window wiper supports!).
  • baggs32baggs32 Member Posts: 3,229
    This is not a unique hatch release but rather a unique placement of a common type of release. A unique hatch release would be more like the one found on some Ford and Lincoln vehicles where you kick your foot under the rear bumper to make the hatch go up and down.
  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    What, are you supposed to snap off the windshield wiper and carry it in your pocket like a key fob when you park outside?
  • juddholl10juddholl10 Member Posts: 84
    edited October 2014
    baggs32 said:

    This is not a unique hatch release but rather a unique placement of a common type of release. A unique hatch release would be more like the one found on some Ford and Lincoln vehicles where you kick your foot under the rear bumper to make the hatch go up and down.

    Ford was not the first to do equip some cars with that technology. BMW was definitely the innovator there.
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878

    baggs32 said:

    This is not a unique hatch release but rather a unique placement of a common type of release. A unique hatch release would be more like the one found on some Ford and Lincoln vehicles where you kick your foot under the rear bumper to make the hatch go up and down.

    Ford was not the first to do equip some cars with that technology. BMW was definitely the innovator there.
    What BMW had this before Ford?

  • juddholl10juddholl10 Member Posts: 84

    baggs32 said:

    This is not a unique hatch release but rather a unique placement of a common type of release. A unique hatch release would be more like the one found on some Ford and Lincoln vehicles where you kick your foot under the rear bumper to make the hatch go up and down.

    Ford was not the first to do equip some cars with that technology. BMW was definitely the innovator there.
    What BMW had this before Ford?

    I mean it's splitting hairs because they debuted a few months apart. Not a BMW fanboy, just happen to know that's the truth.
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