The new generation 2022 Porsche Macan has been again spied testing this year, but luckily this time completely undisguised. A facelifted SUV looks more aggressive than ever, featuring mild upgrades. With the current model nearing the end of its lifecycle, Porsche has decided to freshen up the exterior and interior of its best-selling model.
If you have forgotten, the first Porsche Macan was introduced in 2016, and after it has gone through two updates. The most recent model has been redesigned in 2018, added standard LED headlights. Also, in that time, the manufacturer for the first time introduced a full-length taillight strip, which has become the hallmark of many Porsche models.
2022 Porsche Macan Facelift
The facelifted 2022 Porsche Macan from spy shots looks the same as before. Generally, minimal changes are present over its predecessor. The most noticeable visual upgrades are on the front fascia. The latest Porsche Macan is highlighted with a revised grille, additional air vents, and full LED headlights. On the back, the manufacturer continues with the same full-length taillight strip, but now with a better graphic.
Choosing the base model, buyers will get as standard equipment big 18-inch alloy wheels. However, going up to trims Macan S, Macan GTS, and Macan, there is a choice to go for the 20 and 21-inch wheels.
The 2022 Porsche Macans interior is roomy but not enough as its rivals. This SUV offers two rows of seats, and it accommodates five passengers. With the 40/20/40 rear seat in the up position, the new SUV has 17.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind. However, folding them down, it opens 53 cubic feet.
Quality inside is one of the best in class, and only a few other SUV manufacturers can match it. The Porsche tradition is to make the cabin with lots of premium materials and technology. Speaking of that, the new Macan comes with a 10.9-inch touchscreen, power front seats, four USB-C ports, and tri-zone climate control. Also standard is a lane-departure warning system, cruise control, and a navigation system.
2022 Porsche Macan Powertrain Details
Don’t expect the new 2022 Porsche Macan to come with any radical changes, at least in the engine department. Generally, like before, you can choose from the slightly uninspiring 2.0-liter turbo petrol entry-level engine producing 245 hp, or 3.0-liter V6 petrol that makes 354 hp.
The GTS version comes with more potent engines that consist of a 2.9-liter V6 producing 380hp, while Turbo model offer 440 horses with the same engine. From many gossips, the Macan’s dual-clutch automatic gearbox and four-wheel-drive system are likely to be the same as on the predecessor. Finally, the electric model is in the works, and we should expect more information and figures in the coming months.
Release Date, Price
The facelifted 2022 Porsche Macan will be revealed in the coming months, with sales commencing soon after. Its resale value is excellent, and is much better compered to models Audi Q5/SQ5, BMW X3, or Lexus NX.
The Porsche Macan starts at $52,000 for the basic model, while Macan S costs $60,200. Higher trim models like Porsche Macan GTS starts at $72,100, while Porsche Macan Turbo is $84,600. Fully loaded with options, the Porsche Macan Turbo can pass the $100,000 mark with ease.