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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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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...

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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...

Porsche Macan misses out on standard AEB

Porsche Australia has released its latest SUV without safety technology that comes standard on sub-$20,000 hatchbacks. Despite costing between $80,000 and $100,000 the updated Porsche Macan SUV does not come with autonomous emergency braking as standard — even though the safety aid is fitted to budget-priced models such as the Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and most other new cars on sale...

Porsche Macan: Next-generation crossover to be fully electric

Porsche has confirmed the second-generation Macan will abandon the MLB, or Modular Longitudinal Platform, all-wheel drive underpinnings used by the current-generation SUV in favour of the new Platform Premium Electric (PPE) being developed in conjunction with Audi...

2019 Porsche Macan S pricing and specs

Porsche Australia has revealed pricing and specifications for the facelifted Macan S, set to touch down during February 2019. REVIEW: 2019 Porsche Macan  As we learned in October, the new-look Macan will kick off at $81,400 before on-road costs with the base, four-cylinder petrol engine...

GLC63 v Macan Turbo drag race - video

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2019 Porsche Macan Turbo spied sans camouflage

The facelifted Porsche Macan Turbo has been spied devoid of any camouflage, giving us a clear look at the upcoming performance hero ahead of an anticipated reveal before the end of the year. Not much really distinguishes this vehicle from the standard facelifted Macan revealed in July, though there's a larger cutout spanning the width of the front bumper, along with the large squared-off tailpipe finishers sticking out of the rear...

2019 Porsche Macan priced from $81,400

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...