Porsche Australia has announced preliminary pricing for the 2019 Macan four-cylinder petrol, which heads up the range set to arrive in the first half of 2019.
The base Macan, with power from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, will cost $81,400 before on-road costs. The new engine makes 185kW of power and 370Nm of torque, identical to the outgoing powertrain. It's hooked up exclusively to a seven-speed PDK transmission.
Inside, the dashboard has been mildly overhauled. The air vents have been moved from beside the touchscreen to below, while the screen itself is now a 10.9-inch unit. Porsche Connect, complete with a 4G module and SIM card, a wireless hotspot, Apple CarPlay and app-connectivity is standard fit.
A new GT sports steering wheel is optional as part of the Sport Chrono package, mimicking that of the 911 with an integrated mode switch. A heated windshield and 'air ioniser' have also been added to the options list, but equipment largely mimics that of the current model.
Australian cars gain LED headlights, Navigation Plus and Porsche Connect, 14-way comfort seats and memory, auto-dimming mirrors, parking assist and a surround-view camera and 19-inch alloy wheels as standard over the international spec, too.
Specifications and pricing for the up-spec Macan S haven't been announced. We don't actually know what will power it yet, either. There's talk the 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 from the Panamera could replace the current 3.0-litre engine, but Porsche hasn't confirmed.
Place your bets, folks. The new Macan range will be available in Australia during the first half of 2019. Expect a more detailed pricing breakdown closer to launch.