Updated Macan SUV remains Australia’s cheapest Porsche
FRESH technology and updated engines are the headline items in the new Porsche Macan.
The Stuttgart brand is best known for its heart-starting sports cars but the brand's fastest seller to date is the mid-sized Macan SUV.
The model has sold more than 350,000 examples globally since its debut in 2014 - in Australia it moves off showroom floors at triple the rate of the next most popular model, the Cayenne.
The current Macan can be had for less than $90,000 (before on-road costs) but the new model should bring modest prices rises across the range.
Porsche has added a range of driver aids including traffic jam assist, which works with the adaptive cruise control to accelerate, brake and steer in slow traffic.
The German outfit has installed a large 11-inch touchscreen in place of the previous 7.0-inch display.
British publication Autocar reckons the new Macan will be powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbo (250kW), which has similar power to the less efficient 3.6-litre V6 it replaces.
The main drawcard in the Macan's revised styling are sporty full-width tail-lights.
Australian sales will start next year, with full local specification and prices announced close to that date.