The Macan is smaller of two Porsche’s SUVs. It is relatively
new in the brand’s lineup as it debuted for the 2015 model
year. It looks like diminished Cayenne with more aggressive
design approach and with smaller proportions, its appearance is
much sportier. Behind the wheel, you will feel like in the
sports car as its all engine options provide quick acceleration
while sharp handling keeps it firmly on the ground. Interior
quality is also impressive as well as the list of available
features. The next version of this model comes as the 2018
Porsche Macan and for this model year the brand is going to
offer the new-generation Cayenne.
What should be new?
Porsche has already done a serious work on the 2017 Macan. This
model added two new trims including the base one with the new
engine and performance oriented GTS model. More standard
equipment is now available including some advanced safety
features. There is also upgraded infotainment system. With all
that on the mind and the fact that the new Audi Q5, on which
this model is loosely based, will arrive for the next model we
shouldn’t expect the facelift or some serious changes before
the 2019 model year. For the next model year, however, it might
expand the list of standard features and add new color options.
2018 Porsche Macan: Styling
Expect the new 2018 Porsche Macan to continue to the new model
year visually unchanged. This model is relatively new and
Porsche is also very careful when changing its model’s design.
It doesn’t risk much and we witnessed that its new models don’t
go far from brand’s well-known styling.
Interior of the Macan won’t also stray far from the current
version. There will be minor if any changes.
All Macan models will feature impressive cabin design and build
quality. Used materials are upscale and the same is with
available features. Comfortable seats are also the part of
model’s accessories and two upgraded designs with additional
adjustments will also be available.
The model will also offer intuitive and responsive PCM
infotainment system with all modern connectivity and
entertainment features but will also keep many buttons on the
Expect also that Macan will come in the same trim options which
include the base, S, GTS and Turbo.
Automatic headlights, LED DRLs, fog lights, heated mirrors,
automatic wipers will be available on the base trim. But
features like three-zone climate control, partial leather
upholstery, power adjustable seats, 7-inch center screen
interface, 10 speakers, smartphone compatibility will also in
the standard equipment.
The higher trims will add many luxuries, sport-tuned air
suspension, larger wheels, more safety features, etc.
All Macans will include a rearview camera, parking sensors,
lane departure warning and available will also be forward
collision warning and mitigation, lane keep assist, blind-zone
2018 Porsche Macan: Engines, Performance
On the performance front, all 2018 Porsche Macan models will
come with the PDK 7-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel
drive. All engines will also include turbocharges and automatic
The base engine will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
It will produce 252 hp and torque of 273 pound-feet. The fuel
economy will be around 22 mpg on the combined basis.
If you want more power and quicker acceleration, the Macan S
will get a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine. It should produce
similar power and torque as the current version, 340 hp and
torque of 369 lb-ft. It will be slightly less frugal than the
four-cylinder model with 19 mpg combined but will reach 60 mph
in around 5.6 seconds.
The same engine but with improved power will rumble under the
hood of the GTS version. Its output will be around 360 hp and
torque around 369 lb-ft.
At the top of the line, the Macan Turbo will include a
3.6-liter turbo V-6 engine. It will produce 400 hp and torque
of 406 lb-ft which will help it to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
2018 Porsche Macan: Launch date, Price
The new 2018 Porsche Macan should arrive sometime around the
middle of the next year. The price will start from around $48,
000 and will go over the mid-70k in model’s top version.