2019 Porsche Macan Facelift’s Biggest Secret Could Be Full-Width Taillights

Porsche’s facelifted Macan SUV is still in its testing phase, this being the second time we’ve seen it in the wild after its spy shot debut back in February.

What we can expect, based on camouflage as well as common sense, are new headlights/graphics, larger spoiler lip, slightly modified front and rear bumpers. However the biggest change could be the new taillights, which we expect to be of the “Panamera LED strip” variety covering the entire width of the rear.

Inside, the updated Macan should get Porsche’s latest infotainment system, as well as touch capacitive surfaces like in the Panamera, although we’ll have to wait until we get a look at the interior in order to be sure.

The engine range will remain mostly unchanged, although a PHEV V6 version is expected to arrive either in late 2017 or early 2018.

We’re still betting that Porsche will wait until 2018 to launch this car, thus completing a four year cycle – as they’ve done with the current generation Cayenne in-between facelifts.

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  • eb110americana

    That’s too bad. The taillights were literally my favorite part of the entire car’s design. They will probably screw them up like the the 991.1 > 991.2 transition, which look clunky to me. Most people are wowed by the LEDs, but I think in retrospect after maybe 10 years, people will see that the newer lights are heavy-handed.

    • BGM

      The taillights without a distinct amber turn signal are an insult to the auto buyer. When a car has them in Europe and then they bring it to America and remove them I feel like burning the whole thing down. I see thin, elegant strips of amber light in these pictures. Any bets that they will again make the brake lights blink for turning?

  • Jay

    Sounds good but only on dodges..

  • Dennis James

    More plastic, less metal. Good for Porsche 🙂

  • Elmediterraneo

    Possible engine line-up :
    Macan : L4 2.0 Turbo 252 PS
    Macan S/GTS : V6 3.0 Turbo 354 PS with a more powerful spec for the GTS
    Macan S diesel : V6 3.0 Turbo Diesel 286 PS
    Macan Turbo : V6 2.9 Twin Turbo 440 PS
    Macan Turbo S E-Hybrid : V6 2.9 Twin Turbo Hybrid 462 PS (same spec as the Panamera V6 Hybrid)

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