The Porsche Macan has been facelifted for the second time this year, ahead of its grand debut next year. The facelift is to revive six-year-old Macan as the SUV’s life is extended paving the way for a new, fully electric version to arrive in 2022. The second refresh comes with the latest update getting minor exterior tweaks and overhauled interiors.
Variants: The facelifted range now comes in the standard Macan, the Macan S, and the Macan GTS variants, followed by the exit of Macan Turbo.
Price Range: Standard Macan is priced at Rs 69.98 lakh, while Macan S is priced at Rs 85.03 lakh.
Let’s take a look at all the major updates that have been revealed.
The facelift lands a fresh touch to the engines making it more powerful and robust than before. The entry-level Macan retains its 2.0-litre turbo-four engine but now gets an increase in power from 245hp to 265hp, while the Macan S has swapped its 3.0-litre V6 for a 2.9-litre V6 that produces 26hp more, at 380hp, similar to the outgoing Macan GTS. Both the variants receive slight torque uplifts and therefore pulling their 0-100kmph sprint times down.
On the other hand, Macan GTS gets its 2.9-litre V6 tweaked to receive an output of 354ps and 480 Nm torque. It completes a 0-100 km sprint in 4.3 seconds and flaunts a top speed of 272 kmph.
Porsche has designed GTS with a focus on its dynamic performance. To solidify this, it gets torque vectoring, a 10mm suspension drop, and stiffer air springs at each end in pursuit of quicker turn-in response and improved stability. Engines supply power to all four wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The new facelift bestows the Macan with bespoke design changes and bold styling attributes. Starting with a re-sculpted front grille, a revised rear diffuser, new standard-fit LED headlights, you also get larger wheels (available in seven new designs) ranging from 19-21 inches.
If you’re really keen-eyed, you’ll spot a new texture for the diffuser and the black side plates. The GTS variant follows the old-school approach and has an array of black trim elements including a beautiful rear diffuser. It’s in line with the generations-old classic Porsche tradition.
The new version has received stunning cosmetic uplift around the cabin. The visual refresh is exhilarating. With a completely redesigned console and control stack, the revamped model is in line with its kins, the Cayenne and the newer Panamera Fastback.
The revamped model has bid adieu to the array of physical buttons and switches that run along the length of the centre console and on both sides of the gear selector. Instead, it has a touch-sensitive panel with illuminated haptic icons that coupled with a smaller gear selector lands a de-cluttered and minimalistic touch to the cabin.
The 10.9-inch infotainment display is here to stay and though there is no official confirmation, it is expected to be upgraded to Porsche’s sixth-generation infotainment software platform. Personalization is the new cool and Porsche agrees with that. Offering seat stitching in a plethora of bright colour options along with an analogue clock in the centre of the dashboard. This design language was previously reserved only for the optional Sport Chrono Package but now is a feature of all standard revamped models.
Porsche’s compact SUV is speculated to lock horns with the likes of Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG 43 Coupe, and Jaguar F-Pace.