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 more aggressive design approach and with smaller dimensions, its appearance is much sportier. Behind the wheel, you will feel just like in the sports car as its all engine options offer fast velocity while sharp handling keeps it firmly 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 work on the 2017 Macan. This model added two new cuts including the base one with the new engine and performance oriented GTS model. More typical equipment is now available including some advanced safety features. There is also upgraded infotainment system. With all that on the mind and the fact that the new Audi Q5, on which that model is loosely centered, can 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, however, it might expand the list of standard features and include new color options.
2018 PORSCHE MACAN: STYLING
Expect the new 2018 Porsche Macan to continue to the new model year visually unchanged. This model is relatively new and Porsche is also careful when changing its model’s design. It does not risk significantly and we observed that its new models don’t move definately not brand’s well-known styling.
Interior of the Macan will not also run far from the current version. You will have small 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 improved models with additional adjustments may also be available.
The model may also provide spontaneous and responsive PCM infotainment system with all contemporary connectivity and amusement features but may also keep many links on the center console.
Assume also that Macan can come in the same trim choices which include the base, S, GTS and Turbo.
Intelligent headlights, LED DRLs, haze lights, hot mirrors, intelligent wipers will soon be available on the base trim. But features like three-zone climate get a grip on, partial leather upholstery, energy adjustable chairs, 7-inch center monitor interface, 10 speakers, smartphone compatibility may also in the standard equipment.
The higher cuts can include many luxuries, sport-tuned air suspension, bigger wheels, more safety features, etc.
All Macans can include a rearview camera, parking sensors, street departure warning and available may also be ahead collision warning and mitigation, street keep aid, blind-zone program, etc.
2018 PORSCHE MACAN: ENGINES, PERFORMANCE
On the performance entrance, 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 intelligent stop/start feature.
The base engine can 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 energy and faster velocity, the Macan S can get a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine. It will create similar energy and torque as the current edition, 340 hp and torque of 369 lb-ft. It will soon be somewhat less frugal than the four-cylinder model with 19 mpg combined but can reach 60 mph in around 5.6 seconds.
The same engine but with increased energy can rumble below the hood of the GTS version. Their production will soon be around 360 hp and torque around 369 lb-ft.
At the top of the line, the Macan Turbo can include a 3.6-liter turbo V-6 engine. It’ll produce 400 hp and torque of 406 lb-ft which can help it to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
2018 PORSCHE MACAN: LAUNCH DATE, PRICE
The new 2018 Porsche Macan should arrive some time around the middle of the next year. The price will become from around $48, 000 and should go over the mid-70k in model’s prime version.