The Porsche Macan gets a snazzy mid-life upgrade, with refurbished design codes, greater usability, and a heavier emphasis on connectivity and comfort.
When it comes to the best of both sports car and SUV creature comforts, few models come anywhere near as close to the Porsche Macan. Able to wholly exceed your off-road expectations, and also take on those winding bends with pretty shocking mobility, this is a car that checks all the boxes. Add to that enough room to comfortably seat five, and an impressive amount of boot-space — all offered, of course, behind compact, streamlined exteriors — and its popularity comes as little surprise. Porsche recently unveiled an all-new, upgraded Porsche Macan. Here’s a quick-look at what this latest, thrilling model has to offer.
To be fair, the original Porsche Macan really hit the mark in terms of its design DNA, and so updated exterior design codes are subtle, placing functionality first. A closer inspection reveals slightly different side mirrors, and new headlights framed by a tweaked bonnet. The biggest, most exciting difference however, is hands-down the new LED tail light panel — a three-dimensional, full-width rear light that truly takes the Macan into the future.
Inside the new Porsche Macan, however, is a different story. The air vents have been rearranged, and pushed down to make way for a 10.9-inch touchscreen of the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), which offers access to digital functions like intelligent voice control. An ioniser and heated windscreen, among other considerate details, ensures optimum comfort during your drive.
Of course, the thrilling driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan remains its highlight feature. Porsche has long had a flair for providing SUVs with surprisingly good handling, and this new Macan is naturally no exception. A revamped chassis improves driving pleasure by promising a more neutral response, stability, and greater comfort, while the vehicle once again comes with mixed tyres. A nod at Porsche’s the two-doored models, the new Porsche Macan enables owners to make full use of the intelligent PTM all-wheel drive, while suspension calibration and newly developed tyres offer all-round improvements on the cars’ performance.
Engine-wise, the new Macans comes complete with two options: an enhanced 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine, or the Macan S, which is powered by a new V6 engine with 3.0-litre displacement and a twin-scroll turbocharger in central turbo layout. Which one you go for depends fully on what you’re looking for. While the entry-level four-cylinder version is pretty eye-catching, producing 185 kW and delivering a maximum torque of 370 Nm, the S is exhilaratingly fast, and offers slightly more room for customisation.
All-in-all, the Porsche Macan retains its repute as the sporty role model in the SUV segment. Combining sports car ergonomics — not to mention those sleek, sports car genes — with optimum comfort, digitalisation, and versatility, it’s still the perfect all-rounder for all occasions. A fitting drive for the accomplished, modern, urbanite, Porsche’s new Macan marks a new chapter in its piquant reminder that thrilling speed and unrivalled comfort can go hand in hand.
To find out more about the new Porsche Macan 2020, visit porsche.com. Alternatively, you can also purchase your own or make an appointment with the sole authorised importer and distributor of Porsche Cars in Thailand.