These days, everyone talks about the upcoming all-electric Macan, which should debut sometime in the next year. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the current, gas-powered Macan will be discontinued right away. Instead, it will remain in production and the two models will be sold simultaneously for some time. As the production of the gas-powered model will eventually end in the next few years, we don’t believe that the 2024 Porsche Macan could bring more important changes. Instead, we expect to see a familiar design.
This means that you may count on an SUV that still has a lot of great things to offer, despite that the current generation has been around for almost nine years. This model offers several capable powertrain options, along with agile handling and a great overall driving experience. All this comes combined with a luxurious interior, full of standard and available equipment. On the other hand, the biggest complaints go to the high starting price and small cargo area.
2024 Porsche Macan Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Porsche Macan will most likely carry on in the same way, without more important changes. We expect to see a familiar design, which has been active for almost nine years. Still, the model was updated a few times during this long production cycle. The major update happened in 2019 and that model comes with new styling, interior updates etc. So, the best we could see for the next year are minor updates, such as new color options and similar things.
The same could be said for mechanics, where we count on the same chassis and suspension setup, which are the main reason why this model enjoys such a high status in the segment of compact luxury SUVs. The Macan offers the level of athleticism that almost no other model in the class does, especially not those more common German models, such as the BMW X3 or Audi Q5.
Besides excellent driving characteristics, the 2024 Porsche Macan will also continue with its handsome interior. The aesthetics are very elegant, with the selection of materials is pretty impressive too. The whole cabin is fitted and built pretty well, while we particularly like the simple and clean dashboard design, which works great in a combination with all those tech goodies.
This is a compact SUV and therefore, it comes with two rows of space. The front seats are excellent, with plenty of space, great comfort and plenty of side support. The second row also accommodates adults pretty easily, though there are many rivals that are simply better in this aspect.
The same can be said for the cargo area, which offers 17.2 cubic feet of space, and there’s a maximum capacity of 52.9 cubic feet in total, which is below average for the segment.
A few novelties in this aspect are always possible but we are pretty sure that most things are about to remain the same. For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like a 10.9-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, four USB-C ports, a 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, tri-zone automatic climate control and a universal garage door opener. Furthermore, there are available upgrades like a 14-speaker Bose audio system, a 16-speaker Burmester audio system and wireless device charging.
When it comes to safety, base models aren’t particularly generous and come only with adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane departure warning and a rearview camera. However, there is a long list of options, which includes goodies like lane-change assist, blind-spot monitoring, park assist, surround-view camera, automatic high beams etc.
2024 Porsche Macan Engines
Things under the hood won’t change and the 2024 Porsche Macan will continue with familiar powertrain options. Therefore, base models will carry on with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 261 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. While that’s more than enough for good performance, the rear deal comes with the optional 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, which comes in two power outputs. The first version is good for about 375 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, while the more capable variant puts out 434 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. All engines come coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and standard all-wheel drive.
While the overall performance of the Porsche Macan is great, fuel economy definitely isn’t. No matter which engine you pick, fuel economy is below average. The base turbo-four returns around 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the best you can get from the V6 is 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
2024 Porsche Macan Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2024 Porsche Macan sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 58.000 dollars.