KUALA LUMPUR: The 2022 facelift of Porsche's third generation compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) Macan sees a tweak in design and performance.
Physically the three sport a redesigned nose with an inlay in the exterior colour emphasizing on the car's width, and a new imposing front look through a 3D structural element. A striking diffuser is the highlight at the rear.
LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and Sport Design exterior mirrors are now standard on all models.
In the cabin are selected 911 Carrera equipment with a new, shorter selector lever sitting in the centre of the control module.
The analogue clock at the top of the dashboard is now also standard equipment with many online functions and services returning as standard - controlled via the 10.9-inch full HD touch display of the Porsche Communication Management or by means of voice commands.
The Macan also inherits the new multifunction and GT Sport steering wheels from the 911.
Performance is where the three experiences shift with the new standard Macan now powered by a redeveloped 2.0 litre inline four-cylinder turbo engine that delivers 265 PS (261 hp) and a maximum torque of 400 Nm - an increase of 13 PS (13 hp) and 30 Nm compared to the previous generation.
The Macan S now packs a new 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine that produces 380 PS (375 hp) which is 26 PS (26 hp) more power than before. With a top speed of up to 259 km/h it can hit 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds.
Under the hood of the new sporty flagship Macan GTS is a 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine which now delivers 440 PS (434 hp) – an increase of 60 PS (59 hp). It completes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 4.3 seconds when fitted with the Sport Chrono package and reaches a top speed of 272 km/h.
All engines are coupled to a seamless 7-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system.
The PTM system with electronically controlled multiplate clutch enables fully variable distribution of the propulsion force between the drive axles, resulting in high traction, agile performance, and safety even in adverse conditions.
Adapted specifically for this model, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) which actively regulate the damping force for each individual wheel now also comes as standard available in the Premium Package.
The redesigned engine is also said reduce the weight on the front axle thus improving the SUV's performance, while the increase in fuel pressure to 350 bar results in improved fuel distribution in the cylinder and therefore optimised combustion.
Wide suspension bandwidth with a further optimised chassis is said to improve driver-car feedback to be more inline with driving situation and road conditions.
The Premium Package includes additional comfort and luxury features such as 14-way electric comfort seats with memory package, Power Steering Plus, Park Assist including reversing camera and surround view, automatic dimming interior and exterior mirrors, and BOSE Surround Sound System.
It is included as standard for the Macan and Macan S which is now available for booking in Malaysia. Prices start from RM433,154 for the Macan, RM623,593 for the Macan S and RM786,232 for the Macan GTS in Malaysia with two years warranty and two years free maintenance.
A total of 14 colours as with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur options are available for the new Macan range. This includes new colours Papaya Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic, while Python Green is exclusively for the Macan GTS.