Porsche has unveiled an all-new version of its Macan mini-SUV in Shanghai today, and it promises a marked improvement design, comfort, connectivity and handling. Featuring a tweaked, cleaner design and uprated chassis, the new Macan comes after 350,000 orders of the SUV since its release in 2014 – it’s a hugely important model car for the sports car brand.
Interestingly, it also comes just hours after the unveiling of another new Volkswagen Group SUV: the new Audi Q3.
The overall look of the car is pretty similar, though Porsche says it’s carried over elements of the 911 and 918 design to make the Macan look a little sportier. We’d say it’s pretty modest.
With that in mind, you’ll find LED headlights as standard, and at the rear the new model retains the three-dimensional LED light strip that’s becoming a hallmark of the current Macan. As expected, all lights use the four-point design we’re seeing sweep through the company’s road and race cars.
By changing the placement of the air intakes, Porsche has made the front of the Macan look wider than before, helping to give it a squatter, sportier look.
It’ll come in four new colours, too: Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic and Crayon. Suitably silly paint names? The interior of the Macan sees a similar amount of change, with new styling updates designed to bring the car slightly closer to Porsche’s halo 911 sports car range.
We’ve had no word on the price or engines yet, so expect the new Macan to offer a similiar line-up the existing model – with the possible addition of a hybrid. Expect Porsche to want a similar price for it, too, so from £45,915 in today’s money. Let’s call it a whisker under £50k by the time UK prices are announced.
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