2018 Porsche Macan SUV: price, specification and on-sale date

Porsche’s best-selling SUV gets a thorough refresh for 2018, with more power, new styling and uprated technology

This is the new Porsche Macan, facelifted and updated for 2018 with fresh styling, updated in-car technology and claimed improvements in comfort and driving dynamics. The new car is expected to arrive in the UK before the end of the year.

Visually, the Porsche Macan has been brought into line with the rest of the range – and specifically with the recently updated Porsche Cayenne SUV. The new Macan gets a wider front grille, standard LED headlights (or optional adaptive versions), along with a distinctive rear LED light treatment. New 19 and 20-inch wheels will be offered, each with newly developed tyres.

A number of new colours are offered for the first time: Dolomite Silver, Mamba Green and Crayon (a matte grey), plus the classic Porsche colour Miami Blue, as seen in these images.

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Inside, the new Porsche Macan’s interior receives an update to bring it closer to the Porsche 911’s driver-focused layout. An optional ‘GT’ sports steering wheel is joined by a new infotainment screen that’s grown from seven to 11 inches in size, alongside a brand-new instrument panel behind the steering wheel.

Added safety features also form part of the update, including a new traffic-jam assist and active cruise control system. Other technological updates include an interior air ioniser and a Porsche’s Connect Plus module, which allows for the use of intelligent voice control, real-time traffic information and off-road driving recording and analytics.

The Macan will be powered by a range of petrol engines – there's no diesel option. The 252bhp 2.0-litre petrol from the outgoing model has been carried over, with a particulate filter fitted for emissions reasons, while a new 3.0-litre V6 with 351bhp will feature in the new Macan S. A 434bhp 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, closely related to the engine in the the latest Audi RS4, will power the Macan Turbo. Porsche’s PDK double-clutch gearbox and four-wheel drive are standard across the range; no manual-gearbox or two-wheel-drive versions will be offered.

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