The new Porsche Macan SUV recently made its world debut this past week in Shanghai. An updated version of the model originally released in 2014, the company sent out teasers of an update earlier this summer.
While the update is a simple one, the first that pops out, is the rework on the outside of the car, with the fascia and grille nicely (and subtly) remade to give a wider appearance. The car’s headlights are now LED as standard, and there is also an LED light bar (full width) located around back.
Still, Autotrader reported that the updates don’t end there. New technologies have been added to the Macan, including an 11-inch widescreen touchscreen to replace the old seven-inch on from the vehicle’s infotainment system, as well as a Traffic Jam Assist (optional). Joining that optional list on the Macan also includes an air-ionization system and electrically-heated windshield; as well as a Sport Response button that encompasses three-spoke sports steering.
While there isn’t a ton of information on any mechanical upgrades, Porsche has stated that its Macan will remain to use its staggered tire arrangement for sportier handling, as it continues to define its own SUV path. Chassis fine tuning has been stated to enhance both handling and ride quality, and the Macan’s tires are also said to have enhanced performance characteristics.
There are no further details around the engine lineup when it comes to this updated Macan; however, across the U.S. the vehicle is offered at a 2.0-ltr turbo with 252 horsepower; with the Macan S having a 340-horsepower, 3.0-ltr twin-turbo V6; its GTS comes in a 360-horsepower version engine; and either 440 or 400 horsepower from the twin-turbo 3.6-ltr V6, as it relates to the Macan Turbo.
More information on the updated Porsche Macan is sure to come down the pipe, closer to the SUV’s release date.Advertisement