2018 Porsche Macan – The success of the Porsche Macan has essentially forced the German brand to consider even more variants of the sports SUV. The Cayenne and Macan are both expected to get coupe variants in the coming years, but not before the small Macan gets a modest facelift. New spy photos show the updated Macan almost completely uncovered, apart from some minor camouflage on the front bumper, putting his new body into the snow.
The global changes for 2018 Porsche Macan are subtle but not imperceptible. Restyled front and rear bumpers will be among the biggest revisions. One can note the new air ducts, and the front indicators mounted lower on the grille in the spy photos illustrated here, as well as the upgraded headlights with the new LED luminaires. The same general shape of the lighthouses remains.
In the back, the 2018 Porsche Macan sees almost no change. The same design of taillights will remain intact, but with some updated LED lens graphics, and perhaps even a full-width reflector through the tailgate, similar to previous Porsche vehicles like the Panamera.
Although we do not take a look inside updated in these images, we know that the Macan will gain a handful of new features. Things like a tactile switching mechanism, a feature previously found in the Panamera, as well as a pair of new seven-inch screens in the dashboard. A 12.3-inch touch screen will be front-center mounted as part of Porsche\\’s communications management system, which will include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
In terms of powertrain, the updated Macan should abandon its current 3.0 and 3.6 liter options in place of more efficient (but still powerful) options of 3.0 and 2.9 liters. The old 3.0-liter Panamera engine produces 330 horsepower (246 kilowatts) and 331 lb-ft (448 Newton-meters) of torque. A hybrid electric version of the Macan is also expected, borrowing its powertrain from the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.
We will know more about the updated Macan when it will debut in a few months. The SUV should join the range in April.