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.
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.