The Porsche Macan facelift has been spotted making rounds with very minimal camouflage. On the surface, it seems like not much has changed, but as the saying goes, the devil is in the details.

Up front is a new set of LED headlights – although the overall shape remains the same, the lens graphics are new, as are the four-point LED DRLs which appear longer and aligned more closely together. Below that is a completely new bumper with a mildly revised grille that’s furnished with a horizontal LED DRLs on each side.

The side remains unchanged, but the rear end will definitely get a pair of redesigned tail lights. Between that is possibly an adjoining strip of LEDs, a styling element that has graced many modern Porsches, including the latest E3 Cayenne. The lower bumper appears to be carried over, except for the diffuser and hexagonal exhaust tips.

Mechanically, the Macan is still based on the previous-generation Audi Q5. With the facelift, word is that Porsche may introduce its latest range of advanced engines. The Macan S and Turbo could be recipients of the 3.0 litre V6 and 2.9 litre V6 petrols respectively, both of which are available with the Panamera.

Interestingly, the 2.9 litre bi-turbo petrol mill is earmarked to replace the 3.6 litre six-cylinder unit found in the current Macan Turbo. In the Panamera 4S, the smaller V6 engine packs 440 PS and 550 Nm of torque, representing a healthy 40 PS increase!

Also in the pipeline is a plug-in hybrid version running the same drivetrain used by the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. There, the electrified system produces a total system output of 462 PS and 700 Nm of torque, enough for a century sprint of 4.4 seconds.

There’s also rumours that Porsche’s best-selling SUV will get a fully-electric version, but that will only come in 2022 along with the next-gen Macan. It will be built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) and should provide up to 500 km of range, with outputs ranging from 215 to 430 hp.


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