Porsche importer and distributor in Malaysia, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has launched the facelifted Porsche Macan SUV in sole, base model guise, priced from RM455,000 which includes all applicable duties but excluding registration, insurance and road tax; bookings for the Macan facelift have been open from last week.

The base Porsche Macan here represents the most accessible entry point into the marque’s model range; the entry-level sports car from the firm is the base, 2.0 litre-engined Porsche Cayman which starts from RM530,000. This will be the sole facelifted Macan variant available for our market for the time being; a 3.0 litre turbo V6 petrol-powered Macan S is also available overseas. (Update: the Macan S has also joined the Malaysian line-up.)

The fundamentals of the facelifted Macan remain as before, namely the MLB longitudinal layout platform, here powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged inline-four petrol with 252 PS and 370 Nm of torque, channeled to all four wheels via a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. This powertrain propels the Macan from 0-100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 225 km/h. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 8.1 l/100 km, with combined CO2 emissions rated at 185 g/km.

Visual updates for the facelift include new lighting units; these include a new design for the headlamps’ LED clusters, while the rear end gets updated with a three-dimensional light panel to bring the junior SUV in line with its recent stablemates, and the rear lamps also use the four-point LED design used by the headlamps, for which Porsche Dynamic Lighting System Plus (PDLS Plus) is an option. New bumpers front and rear aid in emphasising the SUV’s width.

The interior has also been treated to selected redesigns, in particular the centre console which now houses the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) that is home to a wider 10.9-inch touchscreen display, over the previous 7.2-inch item. The new infotainment layout’s width also relocates the air-conditioning vents beneath it in a horizontal orientation, over the vertical bookending form previously.

The facelifted Macan comes to the Malaysian market with the Premium Package as standard, which includes 14-way power-adjustable front seats with memory function, Power Steering Plus Park Assist, self-dimming mirrors, a Bose sound system as well as ambient lighting.

Optionally available is the Sport Chrono package that includes the GT sports steering wheel, while rolling stock comprises a choice of wheels ranging from 18 inches to 21 inches in diameter. Further options such as exterior paint and interior trim colour choices can be selected from your preferred Porsche dealer.

The base price includes a four-year, 200,000 km warranty and free maintenance including parts and labour. With SDAP’s 360 Financing, a monthly commitment starting from RM5,700 is available for the latest Porsche Macan.

We’ve also sampled the latest Macan in Mallorca, Spain, with some time spent in both the base model and the Macan S; read our drive impressions, here.

GALLERY: Porsche Macan/Macan S facelift driven in Spain