New Porsche Macan Spied With Subtle Changes

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Porsche's best-selling model is getting yet another facelift.

Despite being introduced in 2014, the Macan is still Porsche's best-selling model. Last year, Porsche sold 18,631 Macans in the US, followed closely by the Cayenne. A new chapter for the popular SUV is about to begin as Porsche is preparing to launch the first-ever electric Macan. This doesn't mean the combustion-powered model will be discontinued, however.

Instead, the gas-powered Macan will be sold alongside the new electric variant to help ease customers into the world of EVs. Since the current-generation Macan is sticking around for a few more years, Porsche is planning to give the SUV yet another facelift.

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This will be the second major update for the Porsche Macan after the 2019 model year facelift. Ahead of its debut, our spy photographers have caught Porsche testing a prototype of the new updated Macan.

Judging from the camouflage covering the bumper, the refreshed Macan will feature a redesigned grille and front air intakes. Stickers are also hiding new headlight graphics, and the side blades on the lower parts of the doors have been removed. Our spies also noted that the prototype is fitted with Sport Design mirrors. These are optional for the current Macan but could be offered as standard for the upcoming facelift. The rear bumper has also been revised to spruce up the SUV.

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We also get a look inside the new Porsche Macan's interior, which is upgraded with a redesigned center console carrying over from the updated Cayenne featuring touchpads that replace the old console's physical buttons. The buttons positioned below the navigation screen are also removed, giving the dashboard a cleaner look, and the steering wheel looks like it's been borrowed from the Porsche Panamera facelift.

Technical specifications for the updated Macan remain unknown, but we're expecting engine options from the current model to carry over including a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 producing 348 hp and 354 lb-ft, and a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 good for 375 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The updated Porsche Macan is expected to debut later this year before the new electric version arrives in 2022.

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