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The first big revamp of Porsche's Macan range has arrived. Is it 'almost new-generation' as its maker claims or closer to the facelift it appears to be? Let's find out in the newish V6-powered S version.
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Electric Porsche Macan due in Australia in 2022

Porsche’s next-generation electric Macan SUV is due in Australian showrooms in 2022 – following its European debut in 2021. Although the above image is a computer illustration – by KDesign AG – of how the new model might look (borrowing the front-end styling theme from the Porsche Taycan), the electric Macan will be built and sold alongside existing petrol variants, giving buyers a choice between petrol and electric power for the foreseeable future...

Spied: Is the 2021 Porsche Macan hiding under this one?

The future is drawing nearer for Porsche, with the company confirming in 2019 that its next-generation Macan SUV will be offered in at least two forms: conventional petrol and a new-generation, electric-powered model. The vehicle we see here, we're told by our spy photography partners who were on site to snap these images, is powered by a petrol engine...

2014-2019 Porsche Macan recalled over fuel leak risk

Porsche Cars Australia has recalled 5328 examples of its model-years 2014 to 2019 Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS and Macan Turbo.  The recall relates to a risk that the service cover for the fuel pump may come into contact with the fuel filter flange if the rear seats are occupied, potentially damaging the flange. If damaged, it could result in a fuel leak, which may cause a fire...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Porsche Macan GTS revealed, here early next year

Porsche has revealed the powered-up 2020 Macan GTS, ahead of its arrival in Australia during the first quarter of 2020. Power in the new Macan GTS comes from a 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 engine making 280kW and 520Nm, up 15kW and 20Nm on the car it replaces. The 100km/h sprint takes 4.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono package fitted, an improvement of 0...

Automotive Industry Insights: Citroen Head of Brand, Arnaud Belloni

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and James Wong.  Josh Dowling discusses some of the biggest news from the week, including the Australian court case for Volkswagen Dieselgate, how SUVs are soaking up efficiency gains by eco cars, why the Renault Alaskan isn't coming to Australia, and more DSG dramas for the Volkswagen Group...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Porsche Macan Turbo pricing and specs

Porsche has revealed the updated Macan Turbo, complete with a new engine with more power and performance than before. Scheduled to arrive in Australia in October, the new Macan Turbo is powered by a new 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 shared with the larger Cayenne SUV and Panamera sedan, which develops 324kW and 550Nm – up 30kW on its predecessor – with peak torque available from 1800 to 5600rpm...

CarAdvice podcast: Celebrating our 150th episode at Zagame Autobody!

To celebrate our 150th episode, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and James Wong broadcast from Zagame Autobody (check out the photos below) in Tullamarine, Victoria. In car news, the 2020 Lexus LM and the Nissan Slyphy have been unveiled, Tesla has revealed the full self-driving computer described by Elon Musk as 'the best chip in the world', and Great Wall is preparing a 500Nm diesel engine for its new ute...

Porsche Macan: Current car to be built alongside new electric-only model

The current Porsche Macan (pictured) will have its lifespan extended for an indefinite period, primarily to service markets where EV infrastructure is lacking as the second-generation rolls out in pure-electric form. A senior spokesperson for Porsche told Autocar "the petrol-engine Macan will continue to be produced alongside the new electric PPE-based Macan in Leipzig"...

Update: New Porsche fuels debate about Australia’s petrol quality

UPDATE AUSTRALIA'S fuel quality is still apparently not suitable for the latest high tech engines - despite Porsche this week claiming its updated Macan SUV was the first car sold in Australia with a petrol particulate filter. Further investigation found Porsche has in fact not fitted particulate filters to its latest model sold in Australia, contrary to initial reports...