Facelifted Porsche Macan Getting Ready For Its Big Day

The facelifted Porsche Macan is edging closer to its reveal this year and was recently snapped on film with very little camouflage.

To the casual observer, this black Porsche is just any old Macan. However, a closer look reveals that it has hints of camouflage on the headlights and taillights, identical to the touches applied to previous prototypes.

Alongside the revised lights and obligatory new bumpers, our sources suggest that the refreshed Macan will also receive an LED strip running the width of the rear that connects the taillights, just like the latest Porsche Panamera.

Interior changes are expected to be minor and will likely consist of Porsche’s latest infotainment system with touch capacitive surfaces.

A premiere in the first half of the year is to be expected.


  • SteersUright

    Cop out. Porsche must have its hands full because this Macan, based on the long gone last gen Q5 really should be debuting its all new variant by now. While still a decent product, who in their right mind would drop around $70k+ on an old, outgoing SUV?

    • Leconte Dave

      Badges snobs

    • botornot387

      People who appreciate the fact that it still drives better than the new kids on the block, including the new Q5. People who appreciate qualify. The Macan is a fantastic SUV. There isn’t much Porsche has to change to keep it relevant TBH

      • SteersUright

        The Macan is an excellent but also aging SUV. If they want to keep peddling older wares, drop the price. If they want to charge top dollar, deliver top value.
        And what you say isn’t entirely true, I recall the GLC AMG Sport whatever won most matchups recently, as the better overall sport SUV, despite the Macans sportier edge. Sit in a Macan today. It certainly nice but it feels older than much of its competition. And Im not talking about the poorly executed Jaguar F-pace (good gawd what a dumb naming convention Jag has going on with the whole “pace” thing).

        • botornot387

          i dont care that it the glc only in amg spec has eeked out a win towards the Macan. they were narrow wins, and in most of the same publications, the editors said that for the money, they would still drive the macan home, and it just took Car and Drivers award best vehicle in its respective class if journalism is all you live by. I have sat in a Macan many times, owned a GTS, and driven it back to back including against the glc in 43 amg guise. The Macan is a more polished car for me, and while the mercedes comes close, it leaves much to be desired tbh. Different strokes for different folks, but even at the end of its life cycle, the macan is a hugely rewarding vehicle that deserves all the praise it gets. For reference, I have driven everything in the class besides the new BMW X3, which while looking boring, actually sounds very promising. Also excited for this rumored high-po version of the stelvio that will sit below the top of the line TTV6

          • SteersUright

            Macan is amazing, no argument from me on all the magic Porsche did with that uninspiring Q5 chassis. But even “amazing” must move on, stay current, and provide value in line with its price. The Macan, though excellent, is clearly aging and as such, I imagine will be one of the few Porsche’s you can negotiate great discounts on. For such an incredibly successful and productive brand though, I can’t help but feel it should’ve been migrated on to the newer Q5 chassis sooner rather than later. Porsche doesn’t often play catch-up.

          • botornot387

            The thing is, the Macan is not that old, and will migrate to the new platform. Jumping on to that platform when the vehicle clearly has some life left would have reduced the value of the current models. The cycles models stay on, have a length for a reason. Kudos to Porsche for trying to keep it as current as possible until the next model arrives.

    • jackobean

      from what I’ve read, very little of the Q5 remains on the Macan: different, Porsche-specific motor, suspension, steering, electronic driver aids,…. basically everything that makes a Porsche a Porsche so,…

  • MarketAndChurch

    Will this debut in Detroit or Geneva? It made its debut in LA but who knows where we’ll see the refresh pop up at. Maybe even NYC or Beijing/HongKong in the spring.

  • Michelin

    An Audi Q5 rebadged, …… 20000 dollars more expensive !!!

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