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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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Porsche Macan four-cylinder entry model confirmed for Australia, launch timing unclear

Porsche Australia has announced that it will introduce a four-cylinder petrol version of the Porsche Macan in 2017 or beyond, as demand continues for its smallest SUV range. The four-cylinder Porsche Macan uses a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine from the Volkswagen Group (not the flat-four fitted to the new 718 Boxster), which produces 185kW of power and 370Nm of torque...

Medium SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream medium SUVs Kia Sportage – January Haval H6 — Q2 Mahindra XUV 500 update – January for the manual, Q2 for the auto Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update – mid 2016 Renault Koleos – Q4 Ford Kuga update – late 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan – Q4 Luxury medium SUVs Porsche Macan GTS – January Audi SQ5 TDI Plus – Q2 Range Rover Evoque Convertible – July Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – late 2016/early 2017  ...

Porsche Macan petrol variants recalled

Petrol versions of the Porsche Macan have been recalled in Australia over what has been flagged as a possible fuel-line leak. The company put out a “precautionary recall” notice on its wildly popular compact SUV this weekend, citing “a possible leak in the low-pressure fuel line inside the engine compartment”...

Porsche Macan GTS pricing and specifications: 0-100km/h in 5.2s, available now

Porsche has taken the wraps off the $109,500 (plus on-road costs) 2016 Porsche Macan GTS, launching as a petrol-powered model that sits in between the Macan S and Macan Turbo, capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 5.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono package...

Porsche passes LCT savings to customers with reduced pricing - UPDATE

Porsche has handed down new savings to Australian buyers this week, following the release of its 2016 model year pricing in May. While that earlier update introduced new standard features and higher pricing across the range, the new reduced prices announced today are thanks to changes made to the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) this week...

Porsche Macan locks up, skids during moose test

The Porsche Macan hasn't performed as well as expected through the Swedish moose avoidance test, locking up its outside front wheel, understeering and spending too much time facing oncoming traffic...

Porsche Macan : No plans for 2WD version; no four-cylinder engines for Australia

Porsche has scotched rumours of a two-wheel-drive Macan for any world market, and Australia won't get a four-cylinder version - diesel or petrol - at any stage either. Porsche SUV sales and marketing director Julian Baumann told CarAdvice that the Macan range would grow to match the five-model grade Cayenne range and there would be the potential for a plug in hybrid Macan "if market demand dictated it"...

2014 Porsche Macan : Pricing and specifications

The much-anticipated 2014 Porsche Macan SUV launches in Australia this week to become the most affordable Porsche model to date. With a starting price of $84,900, the Audi Q5-based Macan will take the leadership in the compact SUV segment not just in terms of performance, but also price, with the range-topping Porsche Macan Turbo starting from $122,900...

Porsche Macan: 600 local orders ahead of launch

The upcoming Porsche Macan has already found 600 buyers in Australia ahead of its local launch for what is expected to be the brand’s second best-selling model this year. With a starting price of $84,900, the new Macan is destined to change the brand’s attainability rate in Australia, with 71 per cent of the 600 buyers so far being new to the badge...

Porsche Macan: four-cylinder entry model revealed

An entry-level Porsche Macan powered by a four-cylinder engine shared with Volkswagen Group budget brands Skoda and Seat has been revealed at the 2014 Beijing auto show. The new base model Macan is equipped with parent company Volkswagen’s turbocharged 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder EA888 engine rather than the unique 'boxer' four-cylinder design recently confirmed for the Boxster and Cayman...

Porsche Macan GTS and Turbo S confirmed

The Porsche Macan will be available in GTS and Turbo S guises down the track, the German car maker’s boss has confirmed. Porsche launched its new smaller sibling to the Cayenne SUV this week in Germany. The initial line-up comprises three models – S Diesel, S and Turbo – but will expand as with other Porsche models...