Porsche finalizes the tuning of the second generation of the Macan, a sports SUV that promises great surprises. We advance all its secrets.
Radical change for the second generation of the Porsche Macan, a vehicle that should be officially unveiled at the end of this year 2022 and whose marketing would not start until the first quarter of 2023.
The Macan is the authentic best-selling model of the German firm (88,362 units sold out of 301,915 total units delivered by the brand in 2021). In its second generation, it promises great surprises, with a radical technical change, since it is initially planned that this sports SUV will definitively abandon the propulsion with combustion engines.
From a technical point of view, the Macan II will be developed under the production methods of the new exclusive technical platform for purely electric vehicles developed jointly by Porsche and Audi (an architecture that will also be used by the next Q6 e- Tron, among others). This platform is called PPE (Premium Platform Electric) and is distinguished mainly by incorporating the new 800 Volt technology, using which fast DC (Direct Current) charging can be carried out up to a power of 270 kW, which allows a battery of about 100 kWh capacity can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in just 25 minutes.
At the moment, more exact technical data of the mechanical range that the Macan II may have are unknown. Initially, a version with an electric motor on the rear axle could be expected, although a more powerful all-wheel-drive variant that would add another electric motor to the front axle should not be ruled out. The newly developed battery should be housed under the floor of the vehicle and the maximum power in its mechanical range could be around 500 CV, while in terms of autonomy we should talk about ranges of around 500 kilometers (a value already estimated according to the WLTP homologation cycle for new vehicles).
From the point of view of its design, the second installment of the German brand’s SUV will incorporate a multitude of aesthetic novelties both on the outside and inside. In this way and according to unofficial information to which we have had access, the also electric Taycan could serve as a source of inspiration for the Macan II. In this way, the ends of the front wings expect small lights with four horizontal LED-type lines as a light signature that always culminate above the hood. According to the first illustration or image of our graphic designer Schulte, the front bumper would incorporate fewer air intakes than the current model. Seen in profile, the Macan II could sport a silhouette with shapes similar to those of a coupé with very inclined rear pillars, which could in turn allow the installation of a mobile spoiler on a light strip that would join the optical groups.
As far as the interior is concerned, the new SUV could also take inspiration from the Taycan, with a very similar set-up and design, though hopefully, the new physical button count may lessen.