Top 5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 Porsche Macan

Porsche’s entry-level SUV, the Macan, was facelifted last year, and it was a comprehensive makeover that improved a lot of things, like the ride comfort and handling, as well as adding a new infotainment system.

WhatCar recently drove it, and they have come up with a ‘top 5’ things to know about it. They start off with the exterior design, which now includes a full-width rear light bar and 3D Porsche lettering, whereas their second point details the new colors and choices.

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Okay, that’s not exactly exciting, and things will remain the same for No. 3. This brings the spotlight on the entry-level 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which is now slightly less powerful than before. Still, it features a gasoline particulate filter and makes 245 PS (242 hp / 180 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque. With the optional Sport Chrono Package, the Macan will hit the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in 6.5 seconds (6.7 sec without it), so that’s pretty much hot hatch territory.

For number 4, you’ll have to step inside the 2019 Macan and take a look at the dashboard. There’s a new infotainment system with a 10.9-inch display, up from the old car’s puny 7.2-inch screen. It uses a new software, has very good graphics, is very responsive and easy to use.

Finally, number 5 brings the first-gen Audi Q5 into discussion (for obvious reasons, as the two are closely related); but you can find everything out by taking a 6-minute break and checking out the video.

 

  • Daniela Wolf

    No Diesel no buy; European sales number are like -55% since Porsche made that decision.

  • SteersUright

    Should’ve moved to the all-new Q5 platform already. This is a “let milk this” money decision, not true to the supposed Porsche ethos of lets build the best cars on the planet, or something like that.
    And that 4 cylinder should’ve been upgraded to 300hp by now, or simply dropped from the line-up. $60k+ for a 4cyl Porsche that does 0-60 in 6.5sec just plain sucks.

    • TheBelltower

      Porsche made a really bad decision to use VW’s corporate 4cyl in their cars.

    • Matt

      This is merely a facelift, the new Macan will be out in a couple of years on a new platform. It’s too early in the Macan’s lifecycle to cancel it when it drives so much better than even the new Q5 anyway – consumers aren’t going to care.

    • Chris

      Agree with SteersUright. For 60k+ it should have a real Porsche 4cylinder from the Cayman/Boxster. 245hp for a base engine in this 50k+/- price point isn’t that great when you consider Mazda just released a 2.5Turbo CX-5 that has 250+ and will do 0-60 in 6.4seconds, will cost more than 20k less, and handle probably almost as well.

  • salamOOn

    thank god it doesnt have “glossy touch sensitive panels” like panamera and cayenne, but good “little bit oldschool” buttons.

  • Philip George

    Glorified Q5, which itself is a glorified VW Tiguan

    • Daniela Wolf

      know the platforms.^^

    • Ben

      That argument could be used for a vast majority of the automotive community. So its nearly not worth even mentioning.

  • GobbleUp

    Oh, what a cute shrunken Lambo Uturus.

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