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Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche diesel models hit with Swiss registration ban

FEDERO, the Federal Roads Office in Switzerland, will stop some diesel Audi A6/A7, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Porsche Macan and Porsche Cayenne models fitted with 'defeat devices' from being registered. A release from the body said any vehicles imported after tomorrow won't be road register-able until they have the 'defeat device' removed, while vehicles already in the country will need to be tweaked to meet emissions standards...

Porsche Macan facelift revealed, here first half of 2019

Porsche has officially unveiled the 2019 Macan at an event in Shanghai, bringing it up to date with a tweaked look and more technology. Changes to the car's exterior really are subtle up front, headlined by tweaked headlights and revised air intakes. There's also a range of new colours: Miami Blue, Crayon and Dolomite Silver Metallic adding more choice to the palette for buyers keen to stand out...

2019 Porsche Macan teased

Porsche has teased the facelifted 2019 Macan one more time, ahead of its full reveal in Shanghai, China tomorrow. Spy photos have already given us a clear picture of the front end, but this new teaser reveals the tail-lights will get a linked signature in keeping with the Panamera and Cayenne. No surprises there, although Porsche did a good job of concealing it on its development mules...

2019 Porsche Macan facelift teased

Porsche has teased the upcoming facelift to its immensely popular Macan SUV, with an image of the car undergoing high-altitude testing. First launched in 2014, the Macan follows in the footsteps of the Cayenne, wrapping elements of 'classic Porsche' in a body-style that's more amenable to the average buyer and their children, bags and associated paraphernalia...

2019 Porsche Macan spied

The facelifted Porsche Macan has been spied in Europe this week, sporting a lot less camouflage and a bright green finish. It's believed that this particular vehicle is a pre-production car, as just about every Porsche development vehicle is finished in black, and the eye-catching exterior hue means we get a better look at the (minor) exterior revisions...

Celebrating 70 years of Porsche: a podcast special

Today marks 70 years since the first Porsche, the 356 'No. 1' Roadster, was registered, and the company is celebrating its rich history with worldwide Sportscar Together Day. We've produced a podcast special for the occasion, where we talk to people who have been involved with Porsche in Australia over the journey, be it behind-the-wheel or behind-the-scenes...

CarAdvice podcast 91: i30 N pricing and Tesla build quality

This week it's just Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio, except... Scott Collie joins us to talk car news, including pricing and specs for the Hyundai i30 N, Volvo V60 launch details, and Subaru Liberty pricing and specs. The 2019 Lexus UX has been teased, Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production has ended, and the Peugeot 508 has been leaked...

Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production ends, future unclear - UPDATE

UPDATE: Porsche has released an updated statement, which has been added to the end of the article.  Porsche has ended production of the Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel, but reports of diesel's demise could be premature. An overnight report from Autocar said the company would stop building its last two diesel models, as part of a "cultural shift" toward plug-in hybrid vehicles...

2018 Porsche Macan facelift spied

The updated Porsche Macan has been spied once more during testing in northern Europe, almost a year since prototypes of the facelift were last seen on public roads. Externally, the updates seem to be relatively minor. Up front, the vehicles in this convoy feature two updated and slightly different front bumper designs: one variant features combined driving and indicator lights, while another utilises two thinner units on each side...

Porsche considering electric and coupe SUV options - report

Porsche is reportedly weighing up its options for a follow up to the upcoming Mission E electric sedan, and is also considering "coupe" versions of its SUV line. Although the brand is hard at work turning the Mission E concept into a production model, it's already considering its next steps in the EV arena...

Porsche targets 50 per cent EV sales by 2023, next Macan to be EV only - report

Porsche may be known for its petrol-burning sports cars, but the company's CEO has suggested electric vehicle technology could soon feature in as much as 50 per cent of its cars...