Porsche has gone ahead and launched the Macan facelift at ₹85 lakh. This is the second facelift that the Macan has received and it will co-exist with the all-electric Macan which will be unveiled in 2023. Till then, the Macan facelift will carry on with its new styling, technology and powertrain upgrades. The new line-up consists of the standard Macan, Macan S and the Macan GTS. Porsche hasn’t revealed any plans on launching the Macan Turbo yet. Deliveries for the updated Macan will start in the beginning of next year.
The exterior of the Macan facelift gets subtle changes all around. At the front, it gets a reworked grille flanked by a pair of new LED headlights. There are new designs for the alloy wheels as well. Size ranges from 19-inch to 21-inches depending on the variant.The Macan GTS gets blacked-out elements along with LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and Sport Design exterior mirrors.
The changes inside are made in regards to the materials and the equipment on offer. Most of the buttons are replaced with touch sensitive ones which is similar to the newer gen Porsches such as the Cayenne, 911 and the Panamera. The gear lever is stubbier and 12.9 inch display is again taken from the latest generation Porsches.
The entry-level Macan uses a new 2.0-litre petrol engine with 261hp and propels the SUV from 0-100km/h in 6.2 seconds and achieves a top speed of 232km/h. The Macan S and GTS use the same twin-turbo 2.9 litre V6 with 375hp and 434hp respectively. The makes the incoming Macan S as powerful as the outgoing Macan GTS, and the new GTS as powerful as the old turbo. Naturally, all Macans get the 7-speed PDK auto and all wheel drive.
PASM adaptive suspension is optional on the entry-level car but standard on the S and GTS. Over and above the S, the GTS gets a 10mm drop and standard sports air suspension that’s been stiffened up versus the old GTS. Torque vectoring and stickier tyres are optional. Though the front and rear of the Macan is quite similar, Porsche has made some design tweaks. The GTS version gets black highlights on the exterior.