Porsche unveiled the Macan facelift in China a year ago and now the carmaker’s baby SUV has been finally launched in India in two petrol-powered variants: the Macan and the Macan S. The Macan’s 4-cylinder variant was the most affordable Porsche in India at INR 80.38 lakh (ex-showroom India) and the new one is priced even lesser.
Specifications of the car:
The 2019 Porsche Macan doesn’t have Turbo variant powered by the 3.5-liter V6 engine, but the new S variant with its new V6 still packs plenty of punch. Check out the powertrain options for the new Macan in India:
|Engine||2.0-litre turbo, inline 4-cyl||3.0-litre, twin-turbo V6|
|Transmission||7-speed dual-clutch auto||7-speed dual-clutch auto|
Moving forward to the exterior updates, 2019 Macan got subtle changes with a reformed front bumper, new LED headlamps, a new light strip connecting the taillamps and new color options. On the interior, the changes in the cabin are more noticeable new dashboard layout that houses the larger 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system above the front AC vents. The system has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility along with online navigation.
The car misses out the digital display and touches controls on the center console as fitted on the latest, more expensive models. Porsche also offers the optional GT steering wheel, same as the one on the new generation 911 that was launched in India earlier this year. The car has other features like three-zone climate control, cruise control, choice of Bose and Burmeister premium sound system and plenty of optional extras on the configurator.
Both variants get all-wheel-drive as standard while the Sports Chrono package is optional for extra performance and driving modes. The package provides faster gearshifts, sportier response, dynamic transmission mounts, a stopwatch and launches control too. Buyers can also choose Air Suspension along with the Porsche Active Management System for more comfort and sportiness as needed.
The Porsche Macan facelift will as usual rival with Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG 43 Coupe, Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Audi Q5.