The updated Porsche Macan S has only just been revealed (read our international driving impression here), but we’ve already found local pricing on the firm’s South African website. And, rather unusually, the refreshed model is slightly less expensive than its forebear.

According to Porsche SA’s online configurator, the facelifted Macan S will be priced from R1 099 000, making it some R23 000 cheaper than the outgoing model. Upgrading from the standard three-year Driveplan to a five-year arrangement pushes the price to R1 149 000.

As a reminder, the updated Macan S draws its urge from a “newly developed” turbocharged 3,0-litre V6 petrol engine worth 260 kW and 480 N.m (up 10 kW and 20 N.m compared with the outgoing model), mated to all four wheels via a seven-speed PDK.

When equipped with the brand’s optional Sport Chrono Package, Porsche says the Macan S will hit 100 km/h from standstill in 5,1 seconds (one-tenth quicker than before). The vehicle’s top speed is pegged at 254 km/h.

The new Porsche Communication Management system, which now features a 10,9-inch touchscreen, ships standard and includes navigation, mobile phone connection, two audio interfaces and voice control. Other interesting standard features are automatic LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, lane departure warning, parking sensors (front and rear), three-zone climate control and an automatic tailgate.

Options in South Africa include various wheel upgrades (from the standard 18-inch alloys to 21-inch items), a panoramic roof (R29 070), air suspension (R47 590), a sports exhaust system (R43 520), ceramic composite brakes (R145 410) and plenty more...