The Macan is smaller of two Porsche’s SUVs. It is relatively new in the brand’s lineup as it debuted for the 2015 model year. It seems like diminished Cayenne with increased aggressive design approach and with smaller proportions, their appearance is much sportier. Behind the wheel, you will feel like in the sports car as their all engine options give quick velocity while sharp managing keeps it strongly on the ground. Interior quality is also impressive as well as the list of available features. The next version of this model comes as the 2018 Porsche Macan and for this model year the brand is going to offer the new-generation Cayenne.
WHAT SHOULD BE NEW?
Porsche has recently done a serious perform on the 2017 Macan. This model added two new trims including the base one with the new engine and performance oriented GTS model. More standard equipment is now available including some sophisticated safety features. There is also upgraded infotainment system. With all that on the mind and the fact that the new Audi Q5, where that model is loosely based, may arrive for the next model we shouldn’t expect the facelift or some serious changes before the 2019 model year. For the next model year, nevertheless, it will expand the list of standard functions and add new shade options.
2018 PORSCHE MACAN: STYLING
Expect the new 2018 Porsche Macan to keep to the new model year visually unchanged. This model is relatively new and Porsche is also very careful when changing their model’s design. It does not chance significantly and we seen that their new models don’t get not even close to brand’s well-known styling.
Interior of the Macan will not also wander far from the current version. You will have minor if any changes.
All Macan models will feature impressive cabin design and build quality. Used materials are upscale and the same is with available features. Relaxed seats are also the part of model’s components and two enhanced patterns with additional changes will also be available.
The model will even offer instinctive and open PCM infotainment system with all contemporary connectivity and entertainment functions but will even keep several buttons on the center console.
Expect also that Macan can come in the same trim options which include the base, S, GTS and Turbo.
Automatic headlights, LED DRLs, haze lights, heated mirrors, computerized wipers will undoubtedly be on the base trim. But functions like three-zone environment get a handle on, partial leather upholstery, power flexible seats, 7-inch center screen program, 10 speakers, smartphone compatibility will even in the standard equipment.
The higher trims may add several luxuries, sport-tuned air suspension, bigger wheels, more safety functions, etc.
All Macans may include a rearview camera, parking devices, street departure caution and available will also be ahead collision caution and mitigation, street keep guide, blind-zone program, etc.
2018 PORSCHE MACAN: ENGINES, PERFORMANCE
On the performance front, all 2018 Porsche Macan models will come with the PDK 7-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. All engines will also include turbocharges and computerized stop/start feature.
The base engine may be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It’ll produce 252 hp and torque of 273 pound-feet. The fuel economy will be around 22 mpg on the combined basis.
If you want more power and quicker velocity, the Macan S may get a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine. It should generate related power and torque as the current version, 340 hp and torque of 369 lb-ft. It will undoubtedly be slightly less frugal than the four-cylinder model with 19 mpg combined but may reach 60 mph in about 5.6 seconds.
The same engine but with improved power may rumble under the hood of the GTS version. Its output will undoubtedly be around 360 hp and torque around 369 lb-ft.
At the top of the line, the Macan Turbo may include a 3.6-liter turbo V-6 engine. It’ll produce 400 hp and torque of 406 lb-ft which will help it to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
2018 PORSCHE MACAN: LAUNCH DATE, PRICE
The new 2018 Porsche Macan must arrive some time around the middle of the next year. The price begins from about $48, 000 and will go over the mid-70k in model’s prime version.