Porsche Macan facelift prices to start under Rs 70 lakh
Almost a year after its global announcement, the facelifted version of the Porsche Macan is all set to make its Indian debut by mid-July 2019. The big news this time around apart from the updates is the confirmed price of Rs 69.9 lakhs (ex-showroom). This competitive price tag is a result of Porsche’s attempts to appeal to a wider buying audience. Also, to take the fight to its German rivals.
Propelling the facelifted Porsche Macan
Powering the facelifted SUV is a 2-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that puts out 245bhp of power and 370Nm of torque. Those looking for more oomph from their car can opt for the more powerful Macan S. It is powered by a 3-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine. This mill puts out a more robust 348bhp and 480Nm of torque. These figures translate to the Macan S touching a 100kmph in 5.3secs making it faster than the standard Macan by 1.4sec. This engine was first used in the Panamera and then in the Cayenne.
It sees other performance updates on the suspensions in form of aluminium spring forks on the front axle over the previous steel components. There is also an optional air suspension which features new hydraulics and rolling pistons. Along with the updates to the suspension, changes were also made to the anti-roll bars. The Macan S also gets beefed up brakes with the option of getting PCCB ceramic braking system. Porsche also allows users to choose the GT sports steering wheel equipped with a Sport Response button which is borrowed from the 911. The Macan S will be priced at 85 lakhs, which makes it extremely competitively priced and takes the fight to the likes of the Mercedes AMG GLC 43.
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Styling updates on the facelifted Porsche Macan
The facelifted Macan sports all new LED headlights with Porsche’s signature four-point DRLs. It also receives LED bling in the form of a light-bar that connects the taillights. The front bumper has been redesigned too. The Macan receives a major update in form of the Porsche Communication Management system with a 10.9-inch (gone up from 7.2-inches) full-HD touchscreen infotainment system as well. This allows for less buttons to be on the centre console. There are four new paint schemes available: Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue and Crayon.
The launch event confirming the prices and details is slated for mid-July. We will update you with more details as we get them. Porsche has also revealed that they will be making an all-electric version of the second-gen Macan which should debut globally in 2021.
Words by Karan Ramgopal