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.

Carbuyer’s best SUVs on sale now

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.

Recommended

Porsche Macan SUV review
2020 Porsche Macan - side view
Porsche Macan
1 Sep 2021

Porsche Macan SUV review

Most Popular

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Car tax
20 Jan 2022

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022
Peugeot 3008 SUV front cornering
Best cars
6 Jan 2022

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
21 Jan 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
19 Jan 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
21 Jan 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022