With the latest iteration of Porsche’s smallest SUV receiving its update little over a year ago, the Macan is set to receive a facelift, as evidenced by this sighting of a test mule undergoing cold weather testing.

Here, much of the bodywork appears as before, save for a redesigned front bumper, hood and headlights, and the fog lamps have disappeared from the lower edges of the bumper, while instead LED assemblies now take residence along the top edge of each air intake, just below the headlamps.

Bodywork appears unchanged along the Macan’s sides, while a revised rear diffuser and tail lamp design mark out the Macan’s tail end. No images of the updated Macan’s interior are available just yet, but word from our photo source indicates that it could be further streamlined from its current layout, with things like smartphone integration expected to be catered for.

The current powertrain line-up should be almost mirrored in the facelifted range, with 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol turbo, 3.0 litre turbodiesel V6 and 3.0 litre petrol turbo V6 units likely to feature, as will the 3.6 litre turbo V6 in the Turbo. In the latter’s most potent form, with the Performance Package, it produces 440 hp and 600 Nm of torque, with 0-100 km/h elapsed in 4.4 seconds en route to a 272 km/h top speed.

At the other end of the Macan spectrum, a plug-in hybrid is rumoured to be a possibility for the refresh. The bulk of the Macan’s volume, especially in its native Europe, is still expected to be accounted for by the diesel variant, which in its current iteration produces 245 hp and 580 Nm of torque.