Unveiled: 2019 Porsche Macan facelift
German luxury automaker Porsche has officially unveiled the 2019 Macan at an event in Shanghai. Porsche has given the 2019 Macan a mid-cycle update with fresh styling and new technology. First launched in 2014, the German automaker has already sold more than 350,000 units of the Macan till date.
In terms of update, the upcoming Porsche Macan gets LED headlights combined with a new front bumper at the front, while the rear will come with a full-width LED taillight strip matching the Cayenne and Panamera. The luxury car will also sport new exterior colors including Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, and Dolomite Silver while riding on new 20- and 21-inch alloy wheels.
At the interior, the 2019 Porsche Macan will sport a larger touchscreen at the centre console enlarged from seven inches to eleven inches for the infotainment system. Apart from this, intelligent voice control and real-time traffic has also been added as standard. Also, the user interface on the infotainment system can be customized using predefined tiles as seen on the Porsche Panamera and Cayenne. Redesigned air vents positioned below the central screen is the other highlight at the inside of the upcoming Porsche Macan.
Also, to record their off-road adventures in the Macan, the drivers can use the in-built bundled Off-road Precision App. The customers can also get the GT sports steering wheel lifted from the 911 at an extra cost including an integrated Sport Response Button as part of the optional Sports Chrono Package. A heated windshield and an ionizer that improves the air quality in the interior have also been added as the new comfort feature. Also, Porsche has optimized the chassis and fitted tires with different widths on the front and rear axles, enabling the driver to take full advantage of the automaker’s all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management system in order to improve the stability and comfort of the 2019 Macan SUV.
One thing to notice in the updated Porsche Macan is that the manufacturer has not provided any details of the powertrain option to be available with the SUV. However, it is likely to carry forward the existing four-cylinder engine tuned to deliver around 300 hp compared to the 252 hp in the base variants of the current model. While we can expect Porsche to introduce a hybrid engine, the diesel engine has been excluded from the Macan line-up this time. According to the reports in the market, the range-topping Turbo’s 3.6-liter unit will be replaced with the new Panamera’s 2.9-liter V6 engine, which is expected to produce 434 hp to match the outgoing Macan fitted with the optional Performance Pack.
The pricing details as well as the launch details have not been revealed by the luxury car maker yet but one thing is confirmed that the 2019 Macan will go on sale in the Chinese market first followed by other global markets. When launched, the 2019 Porsche Macan will take against the likes of the Jaguar F-Pace, Audi Q5, and Mercedes-Benz GLC in the luxury SUV segment.
Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming Porsche Macan.
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