Porsche Macan Facelift will carry new exterior as well as interior design.
Porsche is all set to launch its baby SUV, Macan, with a facelift in India. The launch is expected to launch by mid-July 2019 and the highlight of the car will be its competitive pricing which stands at Rs 69.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The facelift version of Macan competes with the likes of Mercedes GLE and Jaguar F-pace. The car comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine which will generate 252 bhp and 370 Nm of peak torque and gets mated to an 8-speed transmission.
The facelift version of Porsche Macan will also get a sportier version, S, which houses greater power figures under the hood. It will be a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine that will do the 0-100kph sprint in just 5.3 seconds. This engine churns out a whopping 354 bhp on tap with a healthy torque of 480 Nm.
The facelift Porsche Macan packs design changes on the exterior and biggest is the rear tail lights which now receives a LED strip which connects the tail lights. It also gets new LED headlights with signature DRL’s as standard and a restyled front bumper. The car will sit on 18-inch wheels and can likely have an option of 21-inch wheels.
The cabin is now updated and packs a large 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Porsche Communication Management and an updated TFT screen of infotainment cluster. The HVAC vents have also been redesigned and re-positioned. It offers a 500-litre of boot space even when all the five seats are up.
The car also gets an optional GT sports steering wheel similar to Porsche 911. It gets Sports Response Button which allows you to enjoy the maximum acceleration of about 20 seconds which is similar to Sports Plus mode.
Porsche has discontinued their line-up of diesel engines following Volkswagen Group Emission Scandal. The German manufacturer is also focusing on an all-electric vehicle named Taycan which will be globally unveiled later in 2019. It will be a fully electric sports car. Porsche also claims that by 2025, every 1 in 2 Porsche cars could have an electric drive – either fully electric or hybrid.
Porsche Macan will hit Indian shores by mid-July 2019. Let’s see how the car stands up against its rivals when it is launched.