Thinly disguised pre-production units of the facelifted Porsche Macan have been spotted while undergoing testing in South Africa. We should see a showroom-ready version of Zuffenhausen's executive SUV later this month.
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Porsche is no stranger to testing in South Africa. The hot weather and high altitude provide excellent testing conditions during the European winter. The latest model spotted clocking up miles in Mzanzi is the facelift Macan, which is due to be revealed later this month (July 2018).
The facelift Macan won’t feature much in the way of exterior enhancement apart from a new bumper and headlight design. The tail light design has also been altered to improve visual appeal.
Most of the improvements are out of sight. New infotainment screens, audio enhancements and better materials are the order of the day for the Macan. There is also talk of suspension and handling improvements, hence the testing on South Africa’s vast array of road conditions.
The engines will be more powerful for the facelifted version with 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre turbo units. Porsche wants to reinstate the Macan as the most dynamic car in its segment, a crown that was recently taken by the likes of the Jaguar F-Pace and Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
The Macan is likely to arrive in SA in early 2019.
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