Porsche Macan facelift unveiled, gets an increase and power and additional technology
It’s no secret that the second-generation Porsche Macan, which is bound to arrive in 2023, will be a fully electric vehicle. However, Porsche is not giving up on gasoline engines just yet. Proof? Porsche intends to sell the gasoline-powered Macan alongside the second-generation model. And for this reason, the current-generation Porsche Macan has received significant upgrades in this facelift, which we shall now talk about.
What’s new in the Porsche Macan facelift?
The facelifted Macan features a redesigned front end with a new front spoiler and blacked-out elements, while the rear gets a newly designed diffuser finished in black. The Macan is also now available in 14 different colours along with LED headlamps featuring Porsche Dynamic Light System and Sport Design ORVMs as standard. The standard wheel sizes on the Macan lineup range from 19-inch, 20, and 21-inch wheels with the addition of seven new alloy designs, depending on the variant. In addition, all three variants of the Macan receive a seven-speed dual clutch transmission along with Porsche Traction Management, Torque Vectoring Plus, and off-road modes as well.
Speaking of the interiors, the Porsche Macan gets a redesigned centre console which does away with conventional buttons, and receives a shorter gear selector along with a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system which features voice command functions, Porsche Communication Management, navigation, real-time traffic information, online music streaming and wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Let’s talk about the regular Porsche Macan now. Not that any Porsche is regular, but this is the base variant of the Macan we shall first dive into. The base Macan is powered by a 2-litre inline four-cylinder turbo petrol unit that produces 261bhp and 400Nm of torque, while finishing a 0-100kmph run in 6.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 232kmph. The base Macan gets 19-inch wheels as standard with a choice of two alloy designs to choose from.
Porsche Macan S
The Porsche Macan S gets a 2.9-litre twin-turbo which churns out 375bhp and 520Nm of torque, an additional 27bhp more than the outgoing model , with a top speed of 259kmph and reaching triple digits in just 4.7 seconds. The Macan S gets adaptive dampers and the Porsche Active Suspension Management as standard, and also gets 20-inch wheels with a choice of three alloys to choose from.
Porsche Macan GTS
This is where all the fun is! The Macan GTS takes over the mantle from the Macan Turbo and receives a significant boost in power. Like the Macan S, the GTS too receives a 2.9-litre twin-turbo, but it puts out 434bhp and 550Nm of torque, which is an increase of 59bhp over the previous GTS. The Macan GTS also sports a new air suspension and PASM as standard, along with 21-inch wheels and five different alloys to choose from.
Is it coming to India?
Porsche launched the Macan in India back in 2019, and although there is no official confirmation from Porsche on bringing the facelifted Macan to India, a recent development on its India website may give us some hints about its intentions. The new Macan is listed on the website, and its prices are yet to be announced. If it does come to India, we expect the pricing to go north of Rs 1 crore.