It’s been over four years since Porsche first introduced the Cayenne’s smaller sibling, the best-selling Macan. But while Audi has since replaced the Q5 which shares the same platform, Porsche isn’t planning to bring out an all-new Macan until 2021 which will have a range of engine options including an all-electric powertrain. To keep its design fresh, Porsche gave the Macan a makeover back in 2016 with a new facelifted model, and now a new spy video suggests that another facelift is just around the corner.
The prototype model featured is wearing little camouflage, but the footage was unfortunately captured during a heavy rain storm so some details are hard to make out. By the looks of things, the 2018 Porsche Macan’s facelift will be subtle. The biggest change can be seen at the back, as the sporty SUV’s taillights have been restyled.
There also appears to be a full-width reflector panel across the tailgate like the all-new Panamera and Cayenne. It also boasts a revised front fascia with LED daytime and new air ducts, as well as restyled front and rear bumpers. Elsewhere, the headlights have been upgraded with new LED graphics, but their overall shape remains the same. As for powertrains, the updated Macan is expected to replace the current car’s turbocharged 3.0-liter and 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engines with more advanced 3.0-liter and 2.9-liter units. The 3.0-liter V6 unit powering the current Macan S produces 335 hp, while the twin-turbo 3.6-liter powering the current Macan Turbo produces 394 hp.
Chances are the 2018 Porsche Macan facelift will receive modest power upgrades across the range. All should be revealed soon, as Porsche's updated compact SUV is expected to join the lineup this April.