Spied: Porsche Begins Testing Facelifted 2019 Macan SUV

The Porsche Macan has been with us since 2014, winning over reviewers and fans alike with its excellent handling characteristics, performance and high-quality luxury cabin.

In order to stay on top though, the Macan will be getting a facelift, which generally means updated front and rear aesthetics, new interior features, upgraded engines, new colors and other things of that nature.

That said, all we can see in these images are camouflaged headlights and taillights, as well as some hard-to-spot light camo on the front bumper, according to our spy photographers, who also didn’t miss the bigger spoiler lip at the front.

While the taillights remain covered up, it’s possible that Porsche will give the refreshed Macan a large LED strip just like they did with the new Panamera. In fact, it’s actually likely since they went and covered up the entire trunk lid instead of just the taillights.

Speaking of the new Panamera, features such as its next-gen PCM system, high-res touch-sensitive displays could conceivably make it into the restyled Macan – that is unless Porsche plans on waiting until they debut an all new generation for their entry-level SUV.

As for powertrains, it’s hard to guess what we could look forward to, though according to Autonews, a plug-in hybrid version should arrive at the end of this year or in early 2018.

We are, however, betting on 2018 being the year when Porsche will launch their facelifted Macan, since they also waited four years to give a mid-cycle update to the current-generation Cayenne.

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  • Elmediterraneo

    We can already expect the new 2.9 twin turbo V6 440/450 PS for the Macan Turbo.

  • Six_Tymes

    uggh that frumpy styled rear. get rid of it already

    • grandb3rry

      are you kidding? THAT is the best part of the car

  • SteersUright

    Facelift? The Macan is based on the last gen Q5/Tiguan, both replaced this year with new MQB chassis and Porsche is going to stick with the older chassis and just facelift? Gives a distinct advantage to new SQ5 and RSQ5, as they will be much more modern than the Macan. Very odd they aren’t simply replacing it with the new chassis like the others.

    • Harry_Wild

      I think that the Porsche engineers are not as sharp as the VW and Audi engineering divsions and Porsche management just has to wait to get their buyers a little mad before they give the go ahead to do the MQB chassis. Expect this to happen in 2020!

      • MB640

        It’s not about “sharpness of engineering divisions.”Porsche is one of the VW Group’s premium cars,not to be confused with Audi and VW.Premium cars usually have a longer time-lag between facelifts and also new generation models.That’s what gives them the cache.This is even more important for differentiation when you consider the use of similar platforms and engines throughout the group.This is good economics but if they they don’t keep the Porsche logo above the fray,the average buyer will start to do exactly what you are doing,lumping all the cars together without differentiation and inevitably there will be a race to the bottom instead of a climb to the top.

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