Porsche has released a host of teaser images for the mid cycle update of the small SUV, the Macan. The car is undergoing its final stages of testing in the Kingdom of Lesotho (a small country surrounded on all sides by South Africa) for its high-altitude capabilities.
The new Porsche Macan battled through gravel, dusty paths and mountains during its off road high altitude testing in Lesotho
The Porsche Macan facelift will get a few cosmetic changes on the outside like the revised front bumper that will feature larger air vents. On the inside, the dashboard might see some changes to accommodate the larger 12-inch infotainment touchscreen display. Majorly, the updates will be beyond the direct line of sight, with changes to the framework including more aluminium to reduce weight being one of them.
The Macan effortlessly showcasing its off-road abilities
Under the hood too, there are some tweaks expected on the engine to help it extract more power. As per reports, there will be a bump of around 20-40 HP in the power generated by different engine variants. The base variant that currently produces 248 HP from the 2.0-liter petrol engine is now likely to get a boost and produce close to 300 HP while the mid-level S trim will go from 330 HP ton 350 HP. The Macan Turbo flagship model should now produce close to 440 HP, a good 40 HP jump.
Cosmetic changes are likely to be minimal but there will be major updates to the engine output and ride characteristics
The Macan has enjoyed worldwide success since its launch in 2014 and has sold 35,00,000 units globally. The Macan will be officially launched for the market in China towards the end of this month and soon, the company will bring the car to India as well.