Porsche has unveiled the updated Macan in Shanghai. The compact SUV has been a great success since its launch in 2014, and has now been significantly enhanced in terms of its design, comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics, allowing the Macan to remain the sporty flagship in its segment. Since 2014, Porsche has delivered more than 350,000 units.
Thanks to a number of conscious changes to the exterior, the new Macan now has an even sportier and more modern look. Numerous details reflect the DNA of the iconic 911 sports car and the 918 Spyder.
The new Macan is equipped with headlights featuring LED technology as standard. This high-quality lighting system featuring modules with a three-dimensional design can be further optimised, if desired, with the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS), which can be used to adaptively control the light distribution. The front end of the Macan has also been meticulously re-worked so that it now appears even wider, while the comprehensive overhaul at the rear builds on the sleek design of the predecessor model. The three-part, three-dimensional LED light strip represents another typical Porsche design element at the rear. The four-point design of the brake lights also reflects the brand’s identity.
The link to the 911 is consolidated in the interior of the new Macan with the optional GT sports steering wheel. The mode-switch Sport Response Button integrated into the steering wheel is also showcased in the Macan as part of the optional Sports Chrono Package. Porsche has extended the list of comfort options to include an ioniser to improve the air quality in the interior.
Fresh exterior colours such as Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic and Crayon combined with new interior packages ensure that the Macan is now more customisable than ever before.
Through the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), the Macan offers numerous digital functions. Above the typical Porsche rising centre console, a full-HD touchscreen enlarged from 7 to 11 inches has been incorporated seamlessly into the newly redesigned instrument panel. Just like in the Panamera and Cayenne, the user interface on the infotainment system can be customised using predefined tiles. The air vents have also been redesigned and are now positioned below the central screen.
Thanks to its optimised chassis, the new Macan is able to consolidate its exceptional status as a sports car in the compact SUV segment. Fine-tuning of the chassis delivers enhanced neutrality while maintaining stability and improving comfort.
Although unusual for the SUV segment, the Macan still features mixed tyres with different widths on the front and rear axles. As with Porsche sports cars, this arrangement enables the driver to take full advantage of the intelligent, all-wheel-drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) when it comes to driving dynamics. Newly developed tyres with improved performance characteristics enable even better lateral dynamics for enhanced driving pleasure, while the new 20- and 21-inch wheels also offer greater scope to customise the exterior design.