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.