The best-selling Porsche has received another mid-life makeover. With the 2022 update, the Macan will be offered in only three variants – base, S, and GTS – which means that the Turbo variants have been dropped.
Porsche's best-selling product, the Macan, has received yet another update. New bits include subtle exterior design refreshments, more powerful engine options, and an updated interior. Porsche will offer the 2022 Macan in three trims – base, S, and GTS. And that means there’s no Turbo model in the range now. Given an all-electric Macan is in the works and is expected to arrive in 2023, it’s likely that Porsche is saving the Turbo moniker for the electric offering, just like it does with the Taycan.
Coming to the new Macan, the SUV now comes with minor but noticeable exterior changes, such as a new front bumper with body-coloured inlays and a more aggressive rear diffuser with a 3D structure. In addition to that, LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and Sport Design exterior mirrors will be offered as standard on all models. There are 14 colours on offer, including two new shades, Papaya Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic. The base version is fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels, while the S and GTS come with 20-inch and 21-inch wheels, respectively. Additionally, there are seven new wheel designs available as optional extras.
The cabin now features a new centre console, which uses haptic touch surfaces instead of buttons. The 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system is retained from the old car. The Macan now comes with a GT Sports steering wheel, which has been borrowed from the 911. There’s also a classic analogue watch on top of the dashboard, and you also get contrast stitching, now in Gentian Blue, Papaya, and Crayon shades.
Powering the base Macan is a newly developed 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which is good for 261bhp – 19bhp more than the outgoing model. The Macan S features a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, which produces 375bhp and marks a 26bhp bump in power. The range-topping GTS gets the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, although it puts out 434bhp – 59bhp more than before. The Macan GTS can clock 0 – 100km/h in 4.3 seconds. All the versions use a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
According to Porsche, the adaptive dampers – optional for the base variant and standard with the S and GTS – have been re-tuned for sharper responses. The GTS also gets air suspension as standard, meaning its ride height can be lowered by 10mm.
Since the Macan is a popular SUV even here in India, expect Porsche to bring the updated version to the country soon. Expect it to be priced between Rs 75 lakh and Rs 1.1 crore, when it arrives in India.