2021 Porsche Macan facelift revealed with more power, suspension upgrades

Simran Rastogi Published: July 21, 2021, 11:48 AM IST

Last updated in 2019, the 2021 Porsche Macan has received another set of updates to keep Porsche's entry-level SUV fresh till the next-gen model (perhaps in a pure EV variant) arrives in a few years, with the most important changes coming in the form of more power and suspension/chassis upgrades. The base Porsche Macan, powered by a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder petrol engine, produces 265PS and manages the 0-100kmph sprint in 6.2s, and will go onto a top speed of 232kmph. The Porsche Macan S, with a 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6, sees a power bump 26PS for a total of 380PS. Performance accordingly sees an improvement, with a 0-100kmph run in 4.6s, and a top speed of 259kmph. The flagship Porsche Macan GTS with the same engine sees the largest power bump, up to 440PS, showing an increase of 60PS over the earlier model - with its 0-100kmph timings now at 4.3s, with a top speed of 272kmph. All powertrains are complete with a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, and all-wheel drive.

As for the handling upgrades, the adaptive dampers (optional for base Macan, standard on Macan S, with air-suspension now standard on Macan GTS), have been retuned to provide sharper responses from each wheel, to tighten up body control and agility. The Macan GTS rides 10mm lower than before, with stiffer suspension tuning as well - its abilities are further strengthened by the optional GTS Sport package that includes performance tyres, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and the Sport Chrono package. 

The facelift brings with it a lightly revised fascia with LED headlights and Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard, and body coloured inlays on the base model, or in the case of the GTS variant, completely finished in black to accentuate the width of the Macan. Further, the rear gains a more technical-looking diffuser in a 3D textured surface, also available as inserts on the sides of the car. All models from the Macan, to the Macan S and Macan GTS now ride on upsized wheels, ranging from 19 to 21-inches as standard respectively. 

Also, a slew of new colour options including Papaya, Gentian Blue and Python Green (GTS-specific) bring the total to 14. The interiors see more colourful highlight options, a new centre console with haptic touch buttons under the 10.9-inch infotainment, and borrows its GT Sport steering wheel from the new 911. Deliveries for the 2021 Porsche Macan are set to begin internationally towards the end of this year, and we should see the new Porsche Macan in India next year with prices coming in marginally higher than the current model's Rs 69-85 lakh ex-showroom prices. The Porsche India website currently lists the new model line-up, from the base Macan to the Macan GTS (which will make it the first time the GTS is offered in India), with prices marked as to be announced.  

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 69.98 Lakhs
Displacement
2996cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
245
Max Torque(Nm)
480
Mileage
11.23 Kmpl
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