2016 Porsche Macan launch

Following the introduction of the 2016 Porsche Macan back in May 2016 at the Sepang International Kart Circuit, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has finally revealed the pricing of the refreshed crossover. The entry-level Macan will have a base price that starts from RM415,000 (without on-the-road costs or insurance).

Among the revisions made to the Macan, the first involves the engine. The base model Macan’s 2.0 litre turbocharged four-pot gains a 15 hp bump in power to now produce 252 hp at 5,000 to 6,800 rpm. Furthermore, peak torque is increased by 20 Nm to 370 Nm, available at 1,600 to 4,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, with drive sent to all four corners.

This equates to a 0-100 km/h time of just 6.7 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds quicker than before. With the optional Sport Chrono Package, an additional 0.2 seconds is reduced from that time. In terms of top speed, the crossover is capable of hitting 229 km/h. However, only the base Macan 2.0 gets the power bump, while other variants retain their respective outputs. Should you need something a little more potent (but just shy of the Macan Turbo), there is always the Macan GTS.

New equipment on the Macan include Porsche’s Communication Management infotainment system. The seven-inch touchscreen system features a smartphone-like user interface with a proximity sensor, multi-touch gesture selection, WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay compatibility and an improved 3D navigation function.

The latter can be controlled via voice commands, and is capable of displaying real-time traffic info and Google services. Also part of the cabin upgrades is the new Connect module, which contains an integrated smartphone compartment in the centre armrest for charging and optimised signal reception. New full-LED headlamps are also available as an option, identified by the four-point LED spotlights within.