6th Jun 2019 6:32 pm
In addition to the entry-level, four-cylinder model, the Porsche Macan facelift will also be available in 354hp ‘S’ guise.
Almost exactly a year after its global premiere, the Porsche Macan facelift is set to be launched in India by mid-July 2019. Changes associated with a routine midlife refresh aside, the big news is that the Porsche Macan facelift will sport a competitive price tag. With just a month to go for the launch, we can confirm that the Porsche Macan facelift’s price in India will start at Rs 69.9 lakh (ex-showroom). This price point is something Porsche has worked on to ensure the Macan is accessible for a wider buyer base and is seen as a real alternative to its German rivals.
Wearing the Rs 69.9 lakh price tag is the entry-level Macan, which packs a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that develops 252hp and 370Nm of torque. Those seeking a more powerful engine will be delighted to know the facelifted Macan S will also go on sale in India. Powering the Macan S is a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine that makes 354hp and 480Nm of torque. All that added punch means the Macan S can do 0-100kph in just 5.3sec (1.4sec quicker than the four-cylinder Macan) and clock a top speed of 254kph. What’s remarkable is the Macan S’ price – at Rs 85 lakh, it costs just Rs 5 lakh more than the pre-facelift four-cylinder Macan, and Rs 7 lakh more than its rival-in-chief, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43.
In terms of changes on the outside, the Macan facelift sports an LED light bar that connects the tail-lights. Up front is a redesigned bumper and new LED headlights, with the signature Porsche four-point daytime running lights. There are new paint options on offer, too – Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue and Crayon. Inside, the big new addition is the Porsche Communication Management system, with a 10.9-inch, full-HD touchscreen infotainment system. Customers can also opt for the optional GT sports steering wheel that comes with a Sport Response button – a feature borrowed from the 911.
Having announced its decision to not make diesel cars any more, Porsche has revealed there will also be an all-electric version of the new, second-generation Macan that debuts in 2021. Earlier this year, Porsche launched the new-generation 911 in India, and the company will also launch the Cayenne Coupe in the country by October 2019.