or some, the Macan is only an Audi Q5 with a slightly more powerful engine. However, there is more than that. Porsche has reworked the entire undercarriage and the car definitely looks more impressive than its Audi counterpart. In order to remain one of the fastest cars in its category, it seems that an update is in progress. This is rather unusual, especially since the current Macan exists since 2014. However, the change would allow Porsche to refine the design and give the car more power and a better chassis. In fact, we are confident that the 2019 Porsche Macan will be using VW’s all-new VW Evo MLB platform. With that, the car should also receive new engines and a much more capable undercarriage. The end result should be one of the fastest crosses on the market.
Nevertheless, we will start by talking about the traditionally limited visual changes that will be provided by the refresh. As you can see in the spyshots above, the prototype almost completely reveals the new front fascia of the Macan. And the newcomer is starting to look more and more like his big brother Cayenne, while the new LED dual-band daytime running lights remind us of the current Panamera. As for the rear end, the obvious modifications to the apron will be eclipsed by the new layout of the taillights. So you should not let the camouflage on the tailgate fool you – the 2019 Macan will follow the 911, the second-generation Panamera and the third-generation Cayenne when it comes to designing the taillights, with its taillights connected by a LED strip.
We would be surprised if the next Macan does not adopt the capacitive knob and the 12.3-inch touch screen seen inside the latest Cayenne and Panamera, as well as the two 7-inch LCD screens housed in the gauge group . This major update may explain why Porsche tested this refreshing Macan so long that we saw spy photos of an almost complete model in May 2017.
On the other hand, Porsche is expected to replace the current 3.0 and 3.6-liter turbocharged engines with the 2.9 and 3.0-liter blocks offered in the Panamera. In the full-size luxury sport sedan, the six-cylinder factories are developing 330 horsepower / 339 lb-ft (450 Nm) and 440 horsepower / 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque, respectively.
k shipped to the facelifted Macan to arrive in the United States for the 2019 model year, with production to be handled by the automaker’s plant in Leipzig.