The Refreshed 2019 Porsche Macan Makes Its Debut in China
Its name means “Tiger” in Javanese (Indonesia), which represents power, suppleness, and speed that the Porsche Macan embodies. And now that its 2019 version has been unveiled in Shanghai, many are left wondering what are the biggest changes that this luxury crossover has made for this year.
The biggest change is really not in front–but at the rear. There is now a long LED tail light strip with four-point design brake lights. Similar to the larger Cayenne, it can be upgraded with the optional Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus adaptive headlight feature.
There are also newer colors introduced in the market. Aside from “Miami Blue,” there are also “Crayon,” “Mamba Green Metallic,” and “Dolomite Silver Metallic.”
The biggest change inside Macan is the center stack. There is now a new 11-inch touchscreen sitting on top, with redesigned vents placed below the infotainment system. The instrument cluster seems to draw its concept from Panamera and Cayenne.
The steering wheel is also updated for the Sport Chrono package. It now has a drive mode switch and “Sport” button.
The Macan’s suspension has been modified for better stability and comfort, with new performance tires and 20-inch / 21-inch wheel designs as added options.
Porsche hasn’t given any details regarding engine updates, so for now, we’re assuming there are still two engine options available: 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four and a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 making 340-440 hp, depending on trim.
The newly-updated 2019 Porsche Macan will be sold first in China–where it is in high demand. It will be followed later on to other countries by the end of the year.