Zuffenhausen’s refreshed small SUV reveals all at the 2018 Paris Motor Show
The 2019 Porsche Macan facelift debuted in Shanghai, China earlier this year, and now the brand's money maker has hit the 2018 Paris Motor Show stage for all of Europe to see and admire.
Under the hood, the revamped Macan in base trim comes with a tweaked 2.0-liter gasoline engine that makes 245 hp and 370 Nm. It has a gasoline particulate filter (GPF) and an improved combustion chamber geometry compared to the unit it replaces.
Fitted with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, the Macan facelift can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 225 km/h.
Compared to the model it replaces, it offers six less horsepower and a lower top speed (225 km/h vs. 229 km/h), while torque and acceleration figures remain the same.
According to Porsche, average fuel consumption is rated at 8.1 l/100 km (NEDC).
Regarding design, the facelift brings a new rear end with a three-dimensional LED light panel similar to that of the new Cayenne, while the front of the car gets LED headlights as standard and a redesigned bumper. Four new colors are also added to the options list – Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue and Crayon.
Inside, there's a bigger, 10.9-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system (compared to the old 7.2-inch unit), as well as Porsche's Communication Management (PCM) as standard.
PCM comes with online navigation provided by Here Online, mobile phone preparation, two audio interfaces, and intelligent voice control. Furthermore, it can act as a wireless hotspot, and you can plug in your phone's SIM card if you're the type of person who hates Bluetooth connections.
As an optional extra, you can spec the facelifted Macan with a GT sports steering wheel that resembles the one found in the 911, a heated windshield, adaptive cruise control, and an air ionizer.
The 2019 Porsche Macan facelift is built at the brand's Leipzig factory and is already available to order.