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Porsche Macan Model Guides (2015-2018)
The production version of the Macan was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. European models went on sales in spring 2014 and the initial line-up of models included the Macan S and Macan Turbo. US models arrived at U.S. dealerships in late spring 2014 as 2015 model year vehicle. Early models included Macan S, Macan Turbo. Porsche subsequently released a base Macan for select Asian markets and the United Kingdom. This engine became offered globally for the Macan's 2017 model year following an announcement in March 2016. Changes to the Macan for 2016 include Porsche Communication Management system, optional full-LED headlights, redesigned steering controller, extended exterior and interior packages for Macan Turbo.
Porsche Macan Model Guides (2019 - 2021)
The 2019 model year Macan was first unveiled in July 2018 in Shanghai as petrol four-cylinder base model and received its European debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It went into production in August 2018. Changes to the previous model include an overhauled chassis, a gasoline particulate filter fitted as standard, a new front and rear fascia with LED head- and tail-lights as standard, new exterior colors and wheel designs, and a redesigned interior with Porsche Communication Management with 10.9-inch touchscreen display and Connect Plus with Porsche Offroad Precision App as standard. Optionally available systems include active suspension management, air suspension, torque vectoring, Sport Chrono package including Launch Control as well as park and traffic assistance systems. Overall, this mid-generation Macan update heralded sleeker looks, lower ride profile, enhanced performance and new interior. Porsche never rests.
Porsche Macan Model Guides (2022 - Present)
While this isn’t a full redesign, the Macan got some notable tweaks to its exterior, interior and mechanicals for the 2022 model year. Across the 2022 Macan lineup, Porsche is giving buyers more powerful engine options compared to 2021 models. Base models still get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but it’s been updated to produce 261 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque — increases of 13 and 22, respectively, over the 2021 version. The 2022 Macan S gets the engine from the 2021 Macan GTS, a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 making 375 hp and 383 pounds-feet. The current range-topping Macan, the GTS, gets the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 from the 2021 Macan Turbo, giving it 434 hp and 406 pounds-feet. If you’re sensing the start of a pattern, so are we, but Porsche hasn’t announced anything with higher performance than the GTS, at least not yet. The GTS also gets standard Porsche Surface Coated Brakes and an adaptive suspension Porsche says can be up to 15% stiffer than in previous models. The revised models get freshened front styling with new air intakes and body-color bumper trim, along with a new, taller rear diffuser. Along the sides, the side blade design now includes a textured element and Sport Design side mirrors are now standard. A bevy of new wheel choices are available with sizes now ranging from 19 to 21 inches. Refinements rather than major changes are the name of the game inside the 2022 Macan, too. There’s a new center console design with touch-sensitive controls around a revised and shorter gear selector lever. The standard 10.9-inch touchscreen includes built-in navigation and Apple CarPlay, but not Android Auto compatibility; though Porsche recently announced an update to its multimedia system to include Android Auto, the 2022 Macan doesn’t get the new system.
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