New Porsche Macan 2020

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The company’s smallest crossover yet, the Porsche Macan arrived in 2014 and slotted under the highly popular Cayenne. After four years on the market, the compact SUV was updated to mid-cycle specifications. The Macan S is very similar to the base model we saw hit the spotlight earlier in 2018 on the outside. It’s identical inside the cabin as well save for the trim-specific features. However, it’s a different story under the hood, as the “S” badge comes in tow with a larger, 3.0-liter V-6. What’s more, while the four-banger lost a few horses with the facelift, the V-6 delivers a bit more power and torque.

2020 PORSCHE MACAN S EXTERIOR

Although it’s just a facelift, Porsche calls the revised Macan a second-generation model. While it might not be accurate, it’s not far from the truth as far as design goes, as the changes are significant.

The headlamps now feature the familiar four-point LED lighting pattern that comes standard on every trim level. Optionally, you can replace them with the dynamic lighting system called PDLS Plus.

The intakes in the bumper have also been revised, with horizontal slats added to the center vent and bigger side outlets with wider slats. The smaller side vents below are also longer, while the center opening is almost perfectly rectangular. The apron is larger too and almost as sharp as the 911’s splitter. All these features make the Macan look wider and sportier than before.

The profile remains virtually identical to the outgoing model, but you can now choose between new wheel designs in 20- and 21-inch sizes. You can also add features like a black dent in the lower doors, black window trim, and carbon fiber mirror caps to make your Macan stand out in the crowd.

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The new taillights are the first features that catch the eye around back. They’re fitted with the recent four-point design LEDs, but they also feature the new three-dimensional LED strip with “Porsche” letters. Already available on the 911 and Panamera, the LED strip is a trademark element for the German brand. We can see minor changes in the diffuser as well, but the Macan also sports a new tailpipe setup with round outlets on each side of the bumper.

Four new exterior colors are also available for the updated Macan: Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, and Crayon.

2020 PORSCHE MACAN S INTERIOR

Facelifts usually don’t bring many changes inside the cabin, but there’s plenty to talk about here.

First up, there’s a new infotainment display with a 10.9-inch diagonal. That’s four inches more than the old unit. Porsche also added a revised Communication Management (PCM) system, which offers access to new digital functions, including intelligent voice control and the online navigation system. This enabled Porsche to eliminate some of the buttons in the center stack for a cleaner, modern look.

The center stack was also redesigned, mostly to make way for the larger infotainment display. Porsche abandoned the traditional layout with A/C vents flanking the screen, with the former now placed right above the center console. They’re much smaller too.

Another important change is the sportier GT steering wheel. Based on the one from the 911 sports car, it features revised controls, and it can be equipped with a mode switch and the Sport Response Button. Both are part of the optional Sports Chrono Package that also adds the analog clock on the dashboard. This steering wheel doesn’t come standard though, so you’ll have to look it up on the options list and pay a little extra to get it.

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More upgrades can be found in the equipment department, including the Traffic Jam Assist, the ionizer, and the heated windscreen. But just like the GT steering wheel, they’re all optional.

2020 PORSCHE MACAN S PRICES

Pricing information for the U.S. market is not yet available, but the revised Macan S should cost a tad more than the outgoing model. The old crossover retails from $55,400.

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