The Porsche Macan is the brand’s best-selling model, and it’s going electric for its second generation.
With a faster, and less practical, sloped tailgate design, the new crossover may be pitched as a “coupe”. Overall, the Macan doesn’t stray far from the established Porsche design template.
Up front the new Macan has a dual-level headlight design. The upper set is a large rectangular block containing four strips of LED driving lights, while the lower set is disguised as part of the side air intakes and contains the main and high beams.
Along the sides, the Macan has smooth surfaces, flagpole-style wing mirrors, and eschews the current trend of flush-fitting pop-up door handles with more traditional grab units.
The most significant detail hidden on these prototypes, as well as earlier vehicles, is the design of the third side window and rear pillar.
This is hidden by a fake panel featuring a dramatically truncated window line.
At the rear there are tail lights stretching into the tailgate. If recent Porsche cars are anything to go by, these lights will run the full width of the car.
Underneath, the Macan is based on the new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture being jointly developed by Porsche and Audi. Its twin under the skin will be the upcoming Audi Q6 E-Tron.
We don’t know what power, torque and range numbers Porsche has planned for the second-generation Macan, but the car will likely have a performance focus befitting the brand.
As such, the Macan features a pop-up rear wing, which you can deployed in the pictures below.
Like the Taycan, high-end models will likely carry on with Turbo branding despite the obvious absence of turbochargers.
As has been well reported, the current petrol-powered Macan will remain on sale alongside the new Macan EV for a few years, at least until 2024.
To that end, the existing Macan has been given a light refresh and the model line pruned slightly.
The updated 2022 Macan is available from the end of this year, and is available with either a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo in the base model, or a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 in the S and GTS models.
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