Porsche Macan 2021: All you need to know about the facelifted SUV

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The Porsche Macan has been revised for 2021, with the popular high-performance SUV gaining styling tweaks, a revised interior and a power boost.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Porsche Macan facelift fast facts

  • Subtle exterior design changes, but 14 colour choices added
  • Clever new interior with touch-surface controls
  • New adaptive dampers for a more refined drive
  • New four-cylinder turbo petrol engine option
  • Power boost across the range, with GTS now producing 440hp

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Porsche Macan exterior

On the outside, it’s difficult to tell the Macan has been refreshed at all. That’s mainly because it has already undergone a thorough refresh in 2019. However, there’s a revised front bumper that now includes body-coloured trim pieces. The rear bumper has been changed too, with the addition of a new diffuser.

LED headlights are now standard across the model range, while the door mirrors are now the Sport Design – which was previously only available on certain trims. There’s some new alloy wheel designs, while all models will get a bigger set of rims as standard too.

In terms of colour options, there’s now more than a dozen extra choices compared to the old model, with the chart now including Python Green, Gentian Blue and other well known Porsche hues. LED headlights are now standard fitment too.

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Porsche Macan interior and tech

There are more noticeable changes when you get inside. A raft of new trim pieces including a completely new centre console means the interior gets the same look as more recently launched Porsches – including the latest 911.

That means the centre console makes use of touch-surface style controls, which uses haptic feedback in place of physical buttons. The gear selector is shorter than before too, but one feature that remains is the analogue clock in the centre of the dashboard. This is now standard across the range.

The 10.9in landscape-style infotainment system goes unchanged though, and that’s no bad thing – it’s one of the most responsive and easiest to use we’ve seen. It can now be controlled by the haptic touch surface we mentioned earlier, as well as by screen input.

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Porsche Macan engines and driving

A notable addition to the engine line-up is a revised four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. Now producing 265hp and capable of 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds, you can consider this the entry-level option.

The 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine found in the Macan S also gets a power increase – it now makes 380hp and results in a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds. The GTS is the quickest of them all though; it uses the same 2.9-litre unit, but bumps power to 440hp – 0-62mph takes just 4.3 seconds.

The Macan range now gets an enhanced chassis set-up thanks to some revised adaptive dampers. It was always one of the best-handling SUVs, and the changes should improve things even further. It’s a standard feature on both the S and GTS models.

All models features a seven-speed automatic gearbox that can be manually operated by paddles behind the dashboard.

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Porsche Macan leasing plans and release date

List prices standard from £47,780 for the standard Macan, rising to £64,770 for the Macan GTS. Available to order now, UK customers are expected to get their cars in October.

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