Refreshed Porsche Macan bows in LA
The 2019 Porsche Macan, with many enhancements, will make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The newest version of the popular Porsche Macan sport utility vehicle (SUV) will make its North American premiere during the upcoming 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Prominent among the changes, the 2019 Porsche Macan features a new three-dimensional LED light panel at the rear, standard LED headlights, and a revamped interior design.
Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) is still available as an option, offering improved lighting while cornering.
The taillights, which were separate on prior Macan models, now connect in similar fashion to other Porsche models, first seen on the 911 and now the Cayenne and Panamera.
Starting with the 2019 model year, the Macan benefits from a larger, 10.9-inch full HD touch screen with the latest version of Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
As in the Panamera and Cayenne models, users can customize the interface by positioning movable tiles and choosing their respective functions from a list of options.
Fully connected as standard, the new system features online navigation, Porsche Connect Plus (with LTE phone module and SIM card reader), a WLAN hotspot, and an array of Porsche Connect services.
Up-to-date online navigation data is available via a connection to HERE Cloud for route calculation. Apple CarPlay is optionally available.
The 2019 Macan comes with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with 248 hp and 273 lb/ft of torque.
In combination with its seven-gear PDK dual-clutch gearbox, the compact SUV can spring from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, or 6.1 seconds with Launch Control if equipped with the optional Sport Chrono package, which migrates to an updated design for this model year.
The new model can accelerate to a top track speed of 142 mph.
As is typical for a sports car, the Macan comes with staggered sized tires, underscoring the benefits of rear-biased Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive.
Newly developed tires with improved performance characteristics allow for improved lateral dynamics as compared to previous model years.
The wheel diameters range from 18 in as standard to optional 21 in diameter, and include new designs.
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