With the brand-new Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC breathing down Porsche’s neck, Zuffenhausen sees itself forced to update the relatively young Macan and give it a facelift. Spy shots of the new model have now been taken near Porsche’s test facility in northern Europe.
The prototype wears camouflage over parts of the bumper, the hood and a section of its boot hiding slight revisions to the air intakes, repositioned indicators, and a restyled rear diffuser as well as the new X-shaped headlight design known from the new Panamera.
The interior might also see a bit of de-cluttering, while the latest assistance and safety systems will bring the baby SUV in line with its rivals. The update might include a plug-in hybrid but, on the other end of the range, would need to have a power boost in order to compete: Even with the Performance Package, the Macan Turbo can only muster 440 horses.