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July 21, 2021

This Is The Last Combustion-Engined Porsche Macan

Since its market launch, the Macan has been a success story for Porsche, selling over 600,000 units in just seven years. In addition, the Macan has been instrumental in bringing in women to the Porsche brand. For example, in China, the Macan’s largest market, 60 percent of buyers are women. 

Now, the 2022 Macan is here and brings a host of enhancements and updates making it more capable than ever.

Exterior design is one of the most frequent reasons given for purchase by Macan owners. The 2022 model continues to answer this calling, with a new look to its front end with integrated cooling air intakes and front trim in body color. The rear of the car—which features a black diffuser that has been stretched upwards—stands out compared to the previous version. The side blades now feature a 3D, textured structure element, enhancing this area even further. LED headlights and standard Sport Design exterior mirrors complete the updated appearance. Seven new wheel designs are available, and the standard wheel size has increased to between 19 and 21 inches, depending on the model.

Befitting its new position as the top model, the updated Macan GTS has a number of striking design elements that distinguish it from the other models in the line-up: 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels in satin black, Sport Design side skirts, clear LED taillights and a Sport Exhaust system with black tailpipes complete the look.

Another core attribute of the Macan appeal is its emphasis on performance. To this end, all 2022 models feature a standard 7-speed dual clutch PDK transmission, all-wheel drive, and powertrains that are more powerful than those of their predecessors. The Macan range begins with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that now delivers 265 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. This is followed by the Macan S with its 2.9-liter V6 bi-turbo engine with 380 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque, and the Macan GTS with the same engine but tuned to 434 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque.

Befitting its status as the top performer in the range, the Macan GTS is fitted with Porsche Surface Coated Brakes with red calipers, and adaptive air suspension with 10 mm lower ride height as standard. The suspension of the Macan GTS is up to 15 percent stiffer than before, further reducing body roll, and also features updated bump stops and strut mounts. Newly calibrated dampers also offer a greater breadth of comfort and performance.

Inside, the 2022 Macan is immediately distinguishable with its analog clock and a redesigned center console that offers haptic touch elements and larger storage spaces. There’s also a new, shorter gear lever. A 10.9-inch full HD touchscreen with Apple CarPlay is standard as well.

Porsche says order books for the 2022 Macan are open now, and deliveries will start by October of this year in Germany. It’ll be followed by global markets including the Philippines in the first half of 2022. This will be the last combustion-engined Macan before it goes fully-electric with the 2023 model.

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