The Porsche Macan is about to be updated for the third time

The first-generation Porsche Macan was launched in 2014, which means that it’s six years old as of 2020. Given that modern car life cycles take five to six years, it’s about time for a redesign. But it seems Porsche wants to keep the current Macan on the market a while longer. At least that’s what a set of new spy shots we just received suggest.

What’s new for the Porsche Macan?

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The test mule is wearing light camouflage, so we can see most of the body. Not surprisingly, changes are far from massive, so there will only be a few nips and tucks. Up front, we can spot redesigned vents for the bumper. These have been reshaped, but Porsche also messed with the black trim around them.

One of the three prototypes also sports some stickers on the headlamps, which suggests that Porsche is adding a new LED pattern.
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The rear end features similar changes. The fascia, the tailgate, and the taillights remain the same, but the bumper is different, now boasting a larger, diffuser-like black section. The red markers have been moved inside this black element, while the quad exhaust pipes are integrated into cutouts on each side. The license plate recess sits a bit lower than before. One of the prototypes features a revised side sill section, and all of them are fitted with Sport Design mirrors. This could mean that the Sport Design package will become standard on this revised model.

Porsche Is Preparing Another Facelift For The Recently Updated Macan Interior Spyshots
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Our paparazzi also got a glimpse of the interior, and we can confirm that the cabin will carry over with small changes. Two upgrades are worth mentioning: a revised infotainment display with two new knobs underneath and a new steering wheel that looks similar to the one in the Porsche Panamera.

Porsche Macan engines will carry over unchanged

Porsche Is Preparing Another Facelift For The Recently Updated Macan Exterior Spyshots
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It’s very unlikely that Porsche will offer upgrades under the hood with this facelift. That’s because all four available mills have been updated recently. The base Macan will continue with the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 242 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, while the Macan S will arrive with the same 3.0-liter V-6 with 349 horses and 354 pound-feet. The Macan GTS will be equipped with the same 2.9-liter V-6 good for 375 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of twist. Finally, the 2.9-liter V-6 in the Macan Turbo will continue to deliver 434 horses and 406 pound-feet of torque.

This is the third facelift for the Porsche Macan

Porsche Is Preparing Another Facelift For The Recently Updated Macan Exterior Spyshots
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Porsche first updated the Macan for the 2016 model year, when it added the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, optional full-LED headlamps, a redesigned steering controller, and extended exterior and interior packages for the Turbo model. It also introduced the GTS and the four-cylinder model for 2016. A second update followed in 2018 for the 2019 model year. Changes included a revised chassis, new front and rear fascia with LED lights as standard, a redesigned interior with a larger display, and some extra tech as standard. Porsche also upgraded the engines across the board. This third facelift is likely the final one, as the second-generation Macan will probably arrive in late 2021 or early 2022.

Ciprian Florea
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