Leading German automaker, Porsche, has reportedly introduced updates in its popular SUV brand, Macan, for a second time just before the launch of its discrete new electric Macan in 2022.
According to the credible sources, the car has been equipped with performance enhancements, a completely overhauled cabin and styling tweaks so that it remians fresh till the end of its life.
The standard Macan, the GTS and the S have reportedly become more powerful than the earlier versions. The initiatory Macan continues to keep its 2.0-litre turbo four, offering brake horsepower (bhp) of 261 from 241. On the other hand, the Macan S has changed its 3.0-litre V6 with a 2.9-litre V6 that gives a boost of 375bhp from 26bhp. In addition, both have received slight uplifts in torque leading to the reductions in their sprint times of 0-62mph.
Meanwhile, the company has tuned its 2.9-litre V6 of Macan GTS to almost match the old Macan Turbo’s output at 434bhp and 405lb ft. According to the company, this car can sprint from 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds and attain the top speed of 169 mph.
As Porsche focuses on offering dynamic performance through GTS, it has been given torque vectoring, a suspension drop of 10mm and stiffer air springs at each end to facilitate faster turn-in response and better stability.
The subtle styling changes in the line-up such as the reshaped front grille, revised rear diffuser, latest LED headlights and bigger wheels ranging from 19-21in, apparently distinguishes the upgraded Macan from the outgoing car. The physical buttons and switches have also been replaced by the illuminating and touch-sensitive haptic icons that, along with a smaller gear selector, presenting a cleaner set-up.
For the records, the pricing for the new models start from £47,780 for the Macan, £64,770 for the Macan GTS and £53,300 for the Macan S. The first deliveries are expected to commence from October.