Date of unveil of official photos: July 25, 2018 Premiere: July 25, 2018, Shanghai World market launch: in the end of 2018 as 2019 models
Macan (Turbo 2.0) EU version with GPF
Macan (Turbo 2.0) China version
GPF = gasoline particulate filter
The 95B.2 was launched at Macan's biggest market - China - in Shanghai in July 2018. Just the Chinese base version was shown and advertised. It carried over the 2-litre turbocharged non-hybrid engine from the previous generation. No word about the hybrid versions. European premiere happened at the Paris motor show in the beginning of October, and again, only the 2-litre base version was shown. As all gasoline cars sold in Europe from September 1, 2018, must have the GPF gasoline particulate filters installed, the power of the European versions is slightly reduced compared for example to the Chinese versions. DPF diesel particulate filters have long been mandatory in exhaust system in all diesel-engined cars sold in Europe while China has banned diesel engines altogether long-long time ago, so now it was the time for exhaust gas filter also for gasoline powered cars sold in EU (but not yet in China).
While the front end is almost the same as before and the side view is identical, the rear lid lamp panel is a new exterior feature on the 95B.2-generation compared to the 95B.1. New options include the Traffic Jam Assist, an extension to the adaptive cruise control. Not only does the system feature partially automated braking and acceleration up to 37 mph/60 km/h – it also assists with steering in a traffic jam or in slow-moving traffic making it a self-driving car.