Porsche has officially taken the wraps off its facelifted Macan, with the Stuttgart-based brand claiming to have enhanced the compact SUV in terms of “design, comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics”.
Interestingly, Porsche says the version presented here will be offered exclusively in the Chinese market, with a range of Macan derivatives to be launched for other regions in due course.
While the automaker has yet to confirm any changes to the engine line-up, it has revealed that the Macan’s chassis has been “optimised” to deliver “enhanced neutrality while maintaining stability and improving comfort”.
The Macan still features mixed tyres with different widths on the front and rear axles, while newly developed rubber with “improved performance characteristics” along with fresh 20- and 21-inch wheels will be offered.
The updated Macan features a three-dimensional LED tail-light strip and LED headlamps as standard. Porsche says the vehicle’s front end has been “meticulously reworked” and its rump “comprehensively overhauled”. New exterior colours include Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic and Crayon.
Inside, the Macan now features an 11-inch touchscreen (up from the previous seven inches) along with redesigned and repositioned air vents and the optional GT sports steering wheel familiar from the 911.
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