2022 Porsche Macan facelift offers more power & added tech

The SUV misses out on the Turbo trim, which is said to have been discontinued completely.

Porsche has unveiled the 2022 Macan facelift SUV for the international market.

Porsche will be offering the SUV in three variants - Macan, Macan S & Macan GTS. The SUV misses out on the Turbo trim, which is said to have been discontinued completely. The new 2022 facelift version also features plenty of subtle design updates, both inside and out, along with a revised powertrain as well.

In terms of design changes, the 2022 Porsche Macan facelift now comes with an updated front grille, larger alloy wheels (ranging from 19 - 21 inches), revised LED headlamps and a tweaked diffuser at the rear. The GTS trim further comes with blacked-out elements all around, along with a unique rear diffuser.

On the inside, the Macan facelift now comes with a revamped cabin and dashboard layout, in-line with that of its larger siblings. However, the most significant change is the removal of the physical buttons on the centre console, which has now been replaced by touch-sensitive panels with haptic feedback. Porsche now also allows more freedom for customers to customise the interiors, according to their taste.

The 2022 Porsche Macan facelift now comes with two engine options. The base trim continues to be powered by an updated version of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. It now produces 265 BHP and 430 Nm; an increase of 13 BHP and 50 Nm from the outgoing version.

The Macan S and the Macan GTS, are now powered by a 2.9-litre V6 turbo-petrol engine, replacing the older 3.0-litre V6. The engine on the Macan S is tuned to produce 380 BHP, while on the GTS variant it churns out 440 BHP. All three trims come with a four-wheel-drive system and Porsche's PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission unit as standard.

Porsche claims that the new range-topping Macan GTS trim is capable of sprinting from 0 - 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. It is also said to have a top speed of 272 km/h.

This is the second facelifted version of the Macan SUV, since its launch back in 2014. Porsche though has confirmed that the next-generation Macan will be fully electric and is scheduled to arrive in 2023.

Redlining the Indian Automotive Scene