Porsche has launched the new Macan facelift priced at Rs 69.98 lakhs for the standard base car and Rs 85.03 for the hotter Macan S (ex showroom prices). The new Macan facelift adopts most of its design cues from the second generation Cayenne SUV along with a few tweaks to the interior.
The new Macan facelift sports a wider looking face with a redesigned front bumper; it also gets new LED headlamps and mildly restyled hood. At the back however there are new 911 inspired LED taillamps that are connected to each other and also hold the Porsche branding. Buyers have the option of choosing between 20 or 21 inch alloy wheels and four new exterior paint shades such as – Miami blue, Mamba green metallic, Dolomite silver metallic and Crayon.
The Macan’s interior has been updated too; it now gets a 10.9 inch touchscreen HD infortainment system that comes with Android Auto and Porsche Connect app. The app allows users to get easy access to standard online navigation, real time traffic information and online map updates. Taking charge of audio quality experience is the Bose surround sound system and Burmester sound systems. Those familiar with the Macan will also notice the repositioning of the centre A/C vents to a lower position from being on either side of the touchscreen on the earlier car.
Powering the Macan is a 2.0 litre turbo petrol motor that is available in the base trim and a 3.0 litre V6 on the more powerful Macan S trim. The 2.0 litre motor produces 246bhp and 370 Nm of torque, while the 3.0 litre churns out 355 bhp and 480 Nm of torque. Both engines come mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic as standard.
Porsche’s Active suspension management ensures that the system releases active and timely damping force for each wheel. The result increasing and ensuring comfort and sportiness in each individual wheel and on any kind of terrain.
The Porsche Macan rivals the Mercedes Benz GLC, BMW X5, Audi Q5, Jaguar F-pace and Range Rover Evogue.