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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 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...

Porsche Macan : Quick guide to the 'Cayenne junior'

The Porsche Macan is doubling the German brand’s range of SUVs. It’s 11 years since the Cayenne stirred controversy among enthusiasts as it launched to break Porsche’s status as a pure maker of sports cars. The bigger SUV has comfortably become the company’s biggest seller globally, though the smaller, more affordable Porsche Macan can be expected to displace the Cayenne in that respect...

Porsche Macan pricing and specifications: from $84,900

The Porsche Macan has become the most affordable model from the German brand with a confirmed starting price of $84,900. The new mid-sized SUV sibling to the popular Cayenne is due in June 2014 locally and will become the only Porsche to cost less than $100,000. It is expected to replace its bigger brother as the company’s best-selling vehicle...

Porsche won't go smaller, cheaper than Macan, says exec

Porsche has ruled out building a future model cheaper than its new Macan, making the compact SUV’s expected $80,000 local pricetag a permanent new entry into the brand. Following the reveal of the Macan at the Tokyto motor show, CarAdvice asked Porsche head of production and logistics Oliver Blume whether the company would produce any model that would be cheaper in the future, to which he responded with a categorical “no”...