Aesthetic changes with new safety and connectivity features
About the Car
Other changes include new wheel designs (up to 21 inches in size), customisable side-cladding strips and new paint shades – and, of course, I immediately throw my bags into this superb looking Mamba Green car to claim it as my own. It’s when I go around to the back of the car to do that, however, that I see the biggest change.
With the facelift, Porsche has also introduced four new colors- Mamba Green Metallic (the one you see here), Miami Blue,Dolomite Silver Metallic and Crayon. Some small changes makes this car more flamboyance.
Also not easy is needling my way through downtown Mallorca’s combo of rush-hour traffic and
tricky one-ways in this weather. It’s not because of the car, of course, which in Comfort mode is as easy to drive as I remember the old one to be. There is a certain degree of heft to the way everything feels in a Porsche, any Porsche, especially when you compare it to rivals of a similar size and type. Compare the Macan to a Q5 or X3, for instance, and it’s not quite as light to steer, and the ride – though it’s on air suspension – does feel a little firmer.
The updated Macan is equipped with Traffic Jam Assist system. It includes an adaptive cruise control function and lane keep assist to offer semi-automated driving up to 60kmph. It also gets a new Off-Road Precision App that lets you record and analyse your off-road driving experiences.
The Macan facelift also features redesigned central AC vents that now sit below the infotainment screen. The new setup gives the Macan's ageing cabin a sense of freshness. The previous model had the central AC vents on either side of the infotainment screen. The new Macan also gets features such as a heated windscreen and air ionizer for better air quality inside the cabin.
Engine and PerformanceThe details is not revealed by the Porsche Motor but expecting is that this car coming up with Electric Engine along with Petrol and Diesel Engines.
However, we expect them to remain similar to the outgoing model, at least in India. Here, the pre-facelift Macan is offered with two engine options. The more affordable option is powered by a 2.0-litre (252PS/370 Nm) petrol engine that sends power to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche claims this variant of the Macan can go from 0-100kmph in 6.7 seconds.
The Macan Turbo is also available with a Performance Package which bumps the engine output to 440PS/600Nm while shaving 0.4s second from the standard Turbo’s 0-100kmph time.