2019 Porsche Macan Facelift Arrives With Panamera Tech And Refreshed Styling

Porsche has lifted the veils off the facelifted 2019 Macan which now features a refreshed exterior styling and a revamped cabin with more tech features.

The most distinctive visual change can be found at the back, with the Macan now featuring a three-dimensional LED strip across its tail, bringing it in line with the rest of the Porsche lineup.

At the front, the new Macan gets redesigned LED headlights as standard and Porsche’s Dynamic Light System Plus as an option. Porsche has also added new colors to the Macan’s palette, including Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic and Crayon.

The facelift also brought a range of new driver assistance systems to the Macan, including Porsche’s Traffic Jam Assist. The Porsche Macan is still considered as one of the sportiest compact SUVs but the company still did some fine-tuning to the chassis for “enhanced neutrality” and improved comfort.  The smallest of the Porsche SUVs is also getting newly developed tires and new 20- and 21-inch wheel designs.

However the highlight of the updated 2019 Macan can be found inside; Porsche has redesigned the dashboard, adding its latest 11-inch infotainment system which features a full-HD touchscreen display and a customizable interface. The central air-vents are now positioned under the central screen while there’s a new steering wheel that features the so-called Sport Response button.

The new infotainment system also comes equipped with a Connect Plus module, meaning it’s fully networked as standard. This enables functions such as intelligent voice control and real-time traffic information.

Porsche didn’t reveal any engine specs at this point, reportedly because of delays in the WLTP emission testing. Base models will continue using a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine but the rest of the range will retire the old 3.6-liter V6 and use instead a pair of more modern V6s.

2019 Macan S and GTS models are expected to be powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, while the range-topping Macan Turbo is getting the 2.9-liter V6 unit known from models like the Audi RS4. Diesel models will probably be ditched from the range.

 

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  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    one of the best looking suv on the market today.porsche did right to leave it the way it is today & not to overstyle it

  • AlessioCarbonara
  • Still not sure what to make of it. The exterior is better but by about 1%. The 911 still doesn’t suit bloated proportions. For more coherence, they should’ve done more to take inspiration from the Cayenne instead.

  • DMJ

    I dont like the LED strip on the back. The old one was very nice and well designed, the new is worst, in my opinion.

    • botornot387

      I think you have to reserve some judgement in this regard till you see it in person though, because certain elements that were retained from the current model will not show in photos. This LED light strip doesn’t sit flush with the rear like the new Cayenne. The housing has 3d effect and indentation that wouldn’t show well in photos.

      • DMJ

        I did like the old rear end, and I dont Like this one. I dont care if it has 3D effect or if it cooks pancakes too, I know that I dont like it even from pictures, it’s my personal taste and I know myself.

    • eb110americana

      The hatch on the old model was one of the cleanest rear ends on any vehicle, and the taillights were my favorite design flourish of the Macan. The new one winds up making both overly busy. The front, like every Porsche SUV, was the part in most need of refinement–and that is still a mess of grilles.

  • MPAMPIS

    bored again !

  • driv3r

    The rear design is no improvement. They should’ve placed the red bar aligned to the top of the rear lights. Placing it somehow in the middle makes it look like some weird mask or glasses shape. Just see the Cayenne on how the design can look good.
    Front is a slight improvement, almost no changes visible. Engine updates are a good thing too. Shame they didn’t pump more power into the basic 4-cylinder version.
    Great improvement (and no cheap development) is the integration of the new infotainment system. Well done.

    • OdysseyTag

      Thought exactly the same about the taillights. It’s a shame really.

  • salamOOn

    i like all updates…. i am super happy that you can still find real buttons inside. (i guess this would change in a completely new model).
    however i think mercedes is the one who leads the way in modern digital interior design…. i cant love enough their thumb trackpads for displays located on a steering wheel. safe and convenient.

    • botornot387

      Really? I would have to disagree. I don’t love BMW, but the iDrive interface is much easier to navigate than Command and so was the older MMI rotary knob. I always thought that the track pad sitting over the wheel was redundant in MB and the track pad also too sensitive to touch. Also the horizontal bar layout was almost tedious to do things, though I suppose you become used to it if you use it every day.

      • salamOOn

        command is hideous, i am referring to MBUX with trackpads. so you can control everything from the steering wheel so you can have both hands always on it.

        • botornot387

          Oh, haven’t played with that a ton yet, especially since it is not on any models available yet. It looks promising, but I wonder if those touch sensitive controls on the wheel are over sensitive or function well enough.

  • MultiKdizzle

    It’s still a conservative design by luxe SUV standards.

  • Some ol’ bloke

    noice.

  • Leconte Dave

    They made it uglier

  • TheBelltower

    I want to hate this color. But it’s really stunning. The updated plastic bits are fine. Good looking SUV before, and good looking now.

  • Nordschleife

    I understand why they moved the interior vents but now it makes the trim pieces look extra long. I don’t understand why they feel they have to have continuous taillights on every Porsche model. It’s a nice update but it’s only meh to me. But if they didn’t do enough we’d be talking about them like we talk about the rest of the auto industry so it’s a no win.

  • botornot387

    Make mine a Miami Blue GTS with black pack, please and thank you. This is so hot and still sitting at the top of its class!

    • Raul

      LOL americans

      • botornot387

        LOL what?

  • Rot

    Gut, besser, Porsche…

  • TrevP

    Looks good. The rear needs to grow on me some more…

  • Six_Tymes

    Just not a good looking suv in my opinion. I suppose if you are a cayman lover you’ll also like this with it’s frumpy rear

  • Mike Gonzalez

    if you wanna sell a car, the worst thing you can do is to paint it that awful color…

  • THEY USED THEIR FULL QUOTA OF BLACK PLASTIC BITS ON THIS ONE.

    • NoSnarkHere

      Could be worse. Could be “chrome” plastic bits.

  • tannerpowell

    The rear on the old one was one of the most pure exercises in design I’ve ever seen—my brain just rested when I looked at it.

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