This is an all-new vehicle, which came last year. Development of this compact crossover started in 2010 while production model was finally presented at the 2013 New York and Tokyo car shows. The European version was presented some time later, in 2014. The original codename was “Cajun” which is derived from Cayenne Junior, but company decided to rename it to Porsche Macan. Although this luxury crossover entered serial production last year and it was very well accepted, company already plans to make some modifications for 2016 Porsche Macan to make it even better. Those changes will be mostly technical ones, like new diesel engine for example, while visual appearance will remain pretty much the same.
2016 Porsche Macan design
As we already said, this luxury crossover just came recently. It is closely related to Audi Q5. However, there are plenty of features that are different. The 2016 Porsche Cayenne will continue in the same way as last-year model. When it is about exterior look, we won’t see any changes and that seems logical. It will feature familiar Porsche look, hugely influenced by its bigger brother Cayenne. However, there are also many details borrowed from sport cars like 911.
When it is about interior, this model also uses design solutions from different models. Beside Cayenne, the cabin will be also influenced by models like 911 Carrera and 918 Spider. There are plenty of nice features like power seats, navigation, panoramic glass roof, rear camera, touch screen multimedia. However, the most notable one is the center console. It is designed as some kind of a mix of modern and classic details so, beside large touchscreen and digital controls, it also features many (around 30) classic analog buttons for different controls. It also features Porsche Stability Management (PSM).
2016 Porsche Macan under the hood
When it came last year, this luxury crossover was available with two petrol turbo V6 engines, with displacement of 3.0 and 3.6 liters. The 2016 Porsche Macan will come with one additional, diesel unit. It will be a 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 260 horses and 428 pound-feet of torque. It will be characterized by great fuel economy, but performances definitely won’t be sarcrified. With 0-60 in about 6 seconds, it will definitely be competitive with petrol units. For the European market, 2016 Macan will be also available with 2.0 liter turbo inline-four engine, which outputs 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of max torque.
2016 Porsche Macan release date and price
It is expected that 2016 Porsche Macan will come in next few months. Price will remain unchanged, which means between 50.000 and 75.000 dollars.