Porsche has unveiled the 2019 facelift version of its most popular product, the Macan in an event in Shanghai. The launch comes just a few days after Porsche had released images of the car in its final testing phase in Lesotho. The mid-cycle refresh was due for the Macan which initially went on sale in 2014 and has till date sold more than 35,00,000 units globally, making it the most sought-after Porsche product.
The new Porsche Macan facelift features a few cosmetic changes accompanied by a few changes to the mechanicals
The car has undergone a few cosmetic changes on the outside like a revised front bumper that now houses a larger set of air intakes, full LED headlamps and some minor changes on the overall profile of the car to make the design sleeker. The rear features the LED strip element that runs across the width of the car and takes cue from the Panamera and the 911.
The profile of the Macan stays ever so sleek
On the inside too, there are changes to the features offered. The new infotainment system is housed in an 11-inch touchscreen display that can also be found on the Panamera. Other new features to be added to the Macan include Traffic Jam assist, Adaptive Cruise control and an air-ionization system as well. More focus has been given to the comfort of the passengers in the new Macan.
The LED light strip has come to be Porsche’s signature styling element and can also be found on the Panamera and 911
There is more than what meets the eye and the Macan also features changes to the framework including more Aluminium usage in the chassis elements for a lighter structure. Furthermore, tweaks have also been made to the ride and handling of the Macan for a sportier performance.
The four-point LED headlamps now come as standard
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.
Changes to the inside include a new 11-inch infotainment display that uses Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
Bookings for the new Macan will start in September 2018 and there is a high possibility that the car will be launched in India this year itself. Currently, the Porsche Macan is available in India between Rs. 70 Lakh and Rs. 1.05 Crore.