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Porsche Macan Facelift To Launch Tomorrow: Here’s What You Need To Know (UPDATE)


The SUV gets a whole host of updates to keep it in line with the latest Porsches

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UPDATE: Porsche has launched the 2019 Macan Facelift at Rs 69.98 lakh (ex-showroom India).
  • The updated Macan will be available in two variants -- Macan and Macan S.
  • Exteriors and interiors get styling updates to keep in line with Porsche’s latest design language.
  • The Macan facelift gets a 10.9-inch infotainment system that features the latest Porsche Connect Software.
  • It is expected to be priced from Rs 70 lakh to Rs 75 lakh.

Porsche’s baby SUV, the Macan, combined performance and luxury in a compact package that was hard to match. The Macan could have been more popular had it not cost a bomb, and Porsche plans to do just that with the facelift set to launch here tomorrow. Already on sale in international markets, this is the first update for the sports SUV in India. Here are five things that you need to know about the Macan.

Engines And Variants:

The Macan facelift will come in two variants -- Macan and Macan S. The bonkers Macan Turbo which was available before will not be available at launch. The Macan S comes with a 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 unit while the standard Macan will come with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder unit. Both engines come mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and all-wheel drive as standard.

Here’s a detailed spec-sheet of both powertrains:

Porsche Macan

3.0-litre Twin-turbo V6

2.0-litre Turbo

Power (PS)

354PS

248PS

Torque (Nm)

480Nm

370Nm

Transmission Options

7-speed dual clutch

7-speed dual clutch

0-100kmph 

5.3 seconds

6.7 seconds

0-100kmph (Sport Chrono)

5.1 seconds

6.5 seconds

Top Speed

254kmph

229kmph

Fuel Efficiency

(Claimed)

11.23kmpl

12.34kmpl

Both variants can also be had with Porsche’s Sport Chrono pack which adds additional driving and performance aids like launch control, driving modes, upgraded gearbox maps for faster gearshifts, sportier response, dynamic transmission mounts and a stopwatch to time your laps. 

Exterior Styling Updates:

The Macan facelift gets revamped styling at the front and rear. It is now more aggressive at the front thanks to a sleeker grille and sportier air dams. The headlamps have also been revised. Expect them to pack all-LED units as standard this time around. The Macan facelift gets connected LED tail lamps just like the latest 911s.

Interior Updates: 

Inside, the Macan facelift gets a new dashboard. It has been restyled to accommodate a 10.9-inch infotainment system that features the latest iteration of Porsche Connect System. Those with keen eyes might also notice that the steering wheel is a direct lift from the 911. And while the latest Porsches get touch-based controls around the gear lever, the Macan still gets physical buttons.

Features And Customisation Options:

The Macan comes with standard features like online navigation, three-zone climate control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, and more. 

But being a Porsche, it comes with a whole load of optional equipment and customisation options to satisfy your needs. This includes a choice of two sound systems -- Bose and Burmester -- an air ioniser and a whole host of trim inside-out.

You can also replace the standard springs with air suspension along with Porsche Active Suspension Management. This actively adjusts damping force for increased comfort or sportiness. 

Expected Prices:

 

The Porsche Macan facelift is expected to get a competitive price tag to compete with its closest rivals, the Audi Q5 and Jaguar F-Pace. Sources reveal that it is likely to be priced from Rs 70 lakh to Rs 75 lakh (ex-showroom pan India), which should make it around Rs 10 lakh cheaper than the current model. The current model retails from Rs 80.78 lakh to Rs 1.52 crore (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi).

Interested about the Macan facelift? Stay tuned to ZigWheels for the launch report and first drive review.

 

 

 

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