After two years of public on-road testing with various levels of camouflage, Porsche has run an almost undisguised prototype of its upcoming electric Macan ahead of its official unveiling in 2024.
With only small lighting sections camouflaged by black tape, these spy images give us our best look so far at the all-electric model.
The virtually undisguised front end features split-level lighting. Light clusters similar to those of the Taycan appear at the edge of the bonnet, while a more rectangular lighting assembly sits further down.
A trapezoidal lower grille is shouldered by triangular air intakes, both sitting above a lower diffuser.
Physical door handles are still seen on the doors, while the new SUV has a coupe-like profile thanks to its raked roofline.
At the rear, small pieces of tape are covering what appears to be a full-width LED light bar and slim tail lights.
Porsche has dropped the faux exhaust used on previously spied prototypes, suggesting this prototype is getting closer to the production version.
There’s a simple digital instrument cluster with a design that mimics five analogue dials, and a big touchscreen integrated into the dashboard.
In a previous series of briefings given to overseas media late last year, Porsche confirmed the model will feature all-wheel drive and up to 450kW of power and 1000Nm of torque.
The model will reportedly use a lithium-ion battery pack with around 100kWh of capacity.
The Premium Platform Electric underpinning the Macan EV and the upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron supports both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations.
At launch, however, the Macan EV will be offered with only all-wheel drive powertrains, capable of switching off the front motor when coasting to save battery power.
Like the Porsche Taycan, the Macan EV will have an 800V architecture that allows for charging at up to 270kW, allowing for a 25-minute charge from five to 80 per cent.
Although range figures haven’t been confirmed, it is expected that the electric Macan will improve on the 500km of the Taycan.
Porsche has confirmed the petrol-powered Macan will continue to live alongside its electric stablemate, at least for a few years, acknowledging that some customers aren’t ready to make the switch to all-electric.
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