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Back in 2019, Porsche made a big announcement that their highly anticipated second-generation Macan would be going fully electric. This news came after five long years of hints and teasers, and now the emission-free crossover from Zuffenhausen is finally prepared to step into the spotlight. Today, we will finally get a look at the all-new electric Macan as it makes its debut.
The electric version of the Macan faces a tough task as its predecessor, the gasoline model, has been a major success for the German manufacturer since it first hit the market in 2014. Despite its age and some minor updates over the years, it continues to be a top-seller in the commercial market. In fact, in 2023, it came in second place in terms of sales with 87,355 units, falling just short of the leading Cayenne by less than 200 vehicles. Will the Macan EV be able to match the popularity of its internal combustion engine counterpart? Only time will reveal the answer.
Porsche has been extensively discussing its upcoming electric SUV in recent months, and all indications point to the majority of details being finalized. The new Macan EV will be the flagship model for the Volkswagen Group’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, which was jointly developed with Audi. Later this year, Audi will launch their own variant, the Q6 E-Tron, followed by a sleek Sportback version. In the Macan’s case, expect the highest trim level – potentially named Turbo – to boast a robust 600+ horsepower and an impressive 738 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque, thanks to the utilization of a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive system.
Introducing a cutting-edge design, the Macan is receiving a major upgrade with the removal of its traditional combustion engine and the addition of an innovative air suspension system equipped with two-valve dampers for a luxuriously smooth driving experience. For enhanced maneuverability, the skilled engineers at Porsche are equipping it with rear-wheel steering and a new rear electronic locking differential. On the inside, the vehicle will follow the latest trends by incorporating a dashboard filled with screens, while still keeping practical shortcut buttons for the air conditioning controls.
The upcoming Macan EV will not completely replace the gas version, at least in the near future. Porsche plans to offer both the original and updated models concurrently before phasing out the internal combustion engine option in a few years. However, the gas-fueled version may face extinction earlier in this year within the 27 European Union member countries due to new cybersecurity regulations. These regulations are anticipated to discontinue production of the traditional Macan in the EU within a few months. Despite this potential outcome, Porsche will still make the vehicle available in non-EU markets.
According to reasoning and common sense, it is likely that the electric version will demand a substantial price increase compared to the standard Macan. It appears that achieving equal pricing between traditional fuel vehicles and electric cars is still a few years in the future. It is probable that it will take some time before opting for an EV will not result in additional expenses for the consumer.
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