Porsche has unveiled the facelifted 2018 Macan in Shanghai, China with a host of interior and exterior along with equipment upgrades to uphold the compact SUV’s success since it was introduced in 2014.
On the outside, the Macan gets a new LED headlight with a three-dimensional design, a reworked front end that now appears wider and a redesigned rear end with a three dimensional LED light strip.
Its chassis has been further fine-tuned to deliver even more neutrality while maintain stability and improving comfort. The Macan still features mixed tyres with different widths on the front and rear axles.
This supposedly allows the driver to take full advantage of the intelligent, all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM). Accompanying this are newly-developed tyres accompanied by new 20- and 21-inch wheels.
Inside, the most prominent changes include an 11-inch Full HD touchscreen display (increased from 7-inches) with the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), a newly-designed instrument panel, re-designed and re-positioned air vents and an optional GT sports steering wheel plucked out of the Porsche 911.
The PCM system offers intelligent voice control and an online navigation system as standard while the optional steering wheel comes fitted with a Mode Switch plus Sport Response Button, as part of the optional Sports Chrono Package.
The new Macan is offered with an extended range of assistance systems including the new Traffic Jam Assist that enables adaptive cruise control at speeds up to 60 km/h. The system also features partial automated acceleration and braking with steering assistance in a traffic jam or in slow-moving traffic.
Since 2014, Porsche has delivered more than 350,000 units of the Macan. With over 100,000 deliveries to date, the Macan is especially popular in the Chinese market and the model you see here is offered exclusively for the Chinese market.