2018 Porsche Macan Takes Slow Evolution Path


The Porsche Macan is one of the most popular SUV / Crossover vehicles, certainly within a certain price bracket; it has the looks, the power, comfort and agility; it really is a great auto, we love it. As with all things Porsche, there are a number of extras that could really ramp the price up, but we think that the base model is pretty good value, all things considered. We’re still waiting for official information from Porsche, but we think we’ve collected most of the relevant information here – let us know if you know more than us!

We believe that the new 2018 model year Porsche Macan won’t be available for some time yet, perhaps even as late as 2018 itself – you normally expect to see the 2018 models in the showroom a good few months before, but we’ll have to see. Depending on the model and trim level, the price for the 2018 Macan should start in the region of $60,000, if you want the fully loaded flag ship, expect to pay around $104,000.

Not Much Change Expected for 2018 Macan

Not much is going to change for the 2018 model; the Macan still looks great and goes well, so it really is just a question of keeping the production cycle updated – having a facelift just to keep them looking fresh. Inside the cabin, there are updated trim materials, in particular, the seats will be trimmed in Alcantara for the full on sporty look and feel. Bluetooth, USB and 7” touchscreen infotainment system are all fitted as standard, other touches such as navigation will be available either as an extra or on higher trim levels.

2018 Porsche Macan Engine Range With Turbocharging

Under the hood, we will see four powertrain choices, although as to what will arrive in the U.S. is still unknown, although we are fairly sure that we won’t get the very base model – 2.0 liter 4-cylinder. The next versions are a 3.0 liter V6 diesel (250 BHP and 300 lb/ft torque), the Macan S with 350 BHP and 400 lb/ft and then the flagship twin turbo 3.6 liter V6 which should have a minimum of 400 BHP and 430 lb/ft of torque. All motors will be coupled to a 7-speed auto transmission, driving all of the wheels, although that can be split up to 70:30 (R / F) dependent on conditions. Expect to see full LED rear lighting, and bi-xenon front headlamps and a slightly restyled front grille, other than that, the Macan will be pretty much as we see it now.

Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.8
  • Performance4.9
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.7
  • Fuel economy4

The 2018 Macan is unlikely to subject to any change, however, there might be some trim level changes. Macan is still one of the most desirable car in compact premium SUV segment.

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