German automaker Porsche has decided to show off its latest SUV, unveiled the new Macan, in Shanghai. The compact SUV has been a great success since its launch in 2014 and has now been significantly enhanced in terms of its design, comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics, allowing the Macan to remain the sporty flagship in its segment.
The new Macan stays true to the Porsche design DNA with a three-dimensional LED tail light strip. LED technology is also featured in the headlights as standard. The most striking innovations inside the vehicle include the 11-inch touchscreen of the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), re-designed and re-positioned air vents and the GT sports steering wheel familiar from the 911.
The new Macan is equipped with headlights featuring LED technology as standard. This high-quality lighting system featuring modules with a three-dimensional design can be further optimized if desired. The Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS) can be used to adaptively control the light distribution. The front end of the Macan has been meticulously re-worked so that it now appears even wider while the comprehensive overhaul at the rear builds on the sleek design of the predecessor model. The three-part, three-dimensional LED light strip represents another typical Porsche design element at the rear. The four-point design of the brake lights also reflects the brand’s identity.
The link to the 911 is consolidated in the interior of the new Macan with the optional GT sports steering wheel. The mode switch plus Sport Response Button integrated into the steering wheel is also showcased in the Macan as part of the optional Sports Chrono Package.
Porsche has extended the list of comfort options to include a heated windscreen and an ionizer to improve the air quality in the interior.
New exterior colors such as “Miami Blue,” “Mamba Green Metallic,” “Dolomite Silver Metallic” and “Crayon” combined with new interior packages ensure that the Macan is now more customizable than ever before.
Through the new Porsche Communication Management, the Macan offers numerous digital functions. Above the typical Porsche rising center console, a full-HD touchscreen enlarged from seven to eleven inches has been incorporated seamlessly into the newly designed instrument panel.
Thanks to its optimized chassis, the new Macan is able to consolidate its exceptional status as a sports car in the compact SUV segment.