Porsche Macan 2024: Prices, specs and release date
- New Porsche Macan is an all-electric sporty SUV
- Range of up to 380 miles from 100kWh battery
- Offered in Macan 4 and Macan Turbo guise
- Deliveries begin in the second half of the year with prices from £69,800
The new Porsche Macan boasts a large 100kWh battery, for an electric range of up to 380 miles. The top-spec Turbo also boasts a headline 639PS.
Electric SUV rivals to the new Porsche Macan are currently thin on the ground, but more models are in the works, such as the new Polestar 4. For now, competition comes from the BMW iX, the Audi Q8 e-tron and the Tesla Model Y Performance.
The existing Porsche Macan will continue for a while alongside the all-new electric model. This will offer those not yet ready to go fully-electric an alternative in Porsche showrooms.
2024 Porsche Macan prices and release date
The new Porsche Macan is on sale now. The price for the new Porsche Macan 4 starts from £69,800 and the new Porsche Macan Turbo starts from £95,000.
The new Porsche Macan is due to arrive in the UK in the second half of 2024.
2024 Porsche Macan styling, interior and technology
The new Porsche Macan aims to be the sportiest model in its segment. Reflecting this, the design is dynamic, with racy proportions and coupe-like lines.
The designers say the shallow pitch of the bonnet and strongly-proportioned wings give the new Porsche Macan an athletic look. This is enhanced by wheels up to 22-inches, with staggered tyres fitted (the rear tyres are wider than the front).
The new Porsche Macan has a longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs, while splitting the headlights gives a high-tech face. The company has aimed to simplify the design overall, helping emphasise such details.
A key feature of the new Porsche Macan is the “characteristic Porsche flyline”, which blends into the flat rear window. When combined with the frameless doors, which have the trademark Macan side blades, the new electric Porsche's distinctiveness is reinforced.
The rear shoulders are more muscular too, while the Porsche logo now sits in the centre of the sculptural 3D light strip.
The new Porsche Macan is very aerodynamically efficient. A Cd drag coefficient of just 0.25 makes it one of the most streamlined SUVs on sale. Highlights of the aero pack include an active rear spoiler – like that on the Porsche 911 sports car.
Overall, the new Porsche Macan is 4784mm long, 1938mm wide and 1622mm tall.
Inside, the new Porsche Macan has a digital-first cabin based around the Porsche Driver Experience cockpit. This comprises a free-standing 12.6-inch curved instrument display and a head-up display with augmented reality technology. Porsche says the head-up display corresponds to the size of an 87-inch screen.
A headline feature is the new Porsche Macan’s infotainment that’s based on Android Automotive OS. This next-generation system, which uses a 10.9-inch touchscreen, builds on the Porsche Communication Management system and adds next-level computing power. The ‘Hey Porsche’ voice assistant can suggest routs, including charging stops, at “lightning speed”.
For passengers, an additional 10.9-inch display running the Porsche App Centre is available in the new Porsche Macan, which sees popular apps from third-party developers installed directly into the car. Passengers can also stream video content (this is cleverly screened off so the driver can't see it) – as well as adjust settings on the infotainment system.
The rising design of the new Porsche Macan’s centre console gives a low, performance-focused driving position, while large windows give a light and airy feel. Pleasingly, alongside the digital interfaces, analogue control elements remain, such as on the air vents and climate controls.
The new Porsche Macan has an LED light strip integrated into the cockpit and doors. This acts both as ambient lighting and also as a communications light. It can provide information and in conjunction with the driver assist systems, driver warnings. It can also give information on charging processes.
The new Porsche Macan is surprisingly practical for a sporty SUV. As it’s a pure electric platform, extra space is available for passengers and luggage. The boot has up to 540 litres of space and there’s an additional ‘frunk’, or front boot, that measures a decent 84 litres.
Overall, the new Porsche Macan has 127 litres more luggage space than the outgoing model. Notably, it can tow loads of up to 2000kg, even though it is a pure electric model.
The new Porsche Macan sits the front seat passengers up to 28mm lower than before, for a sportier feel. Those in the rear sit 15mm lower, and enjoy extra legroom. There are near-endless customisation options too.
2024 Porsche Macan electric motor, battery and range
The new Porsche Macan uses a dedicated electric car platform called Premium Platform Electric, or PPE. It has an 800-volt architecture, which gives DC rapid charging speeds of up to 270kWh.
This architecture means the new Porsche Macan’s 100kWh battery will charge from 10-80% in just 21 minutes at a suitably fast public charger, such as an Ionity device.
The new Porsche Macan has a range of up to 380 miles in the new Porsche Macan 4. This places it amongst the highest-range electric cars on sale, and will be a key part of its appeal. Even the new Porsche Macan Turbo has a 367-mile range.
Both new Porsche Macan have dual electric motors, driving front and rear wheels for all-wheel drive traction. The new Porsche Macan 4 produces up to 408PS of overboost power and the new Porsche Macan Turbo produces up to 639PS.
This means performance is electrifying. The new Porsche Macan 4 will accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds, with a top speed of 136mph. The new Porsche Macan Turbo accelerates from 0-62mph in a scant 3.3 seconds. It has a 161mph top speed.
The new Porsche Macan 4 has sporty suspension that can be enhanced with optional air suspension – this is standard on the new Porsche Macan Turbo. Air suspension includes Porsche Active Suspension Management, with the dampers featuring two-valve technology. Porsche says this gives a wider spectrum between comfort and performance.
The new Porsche Macan is also available with optional rear-axle steering. This gives a tight turning circle of 11.1 metres in urban traffic, and greater stability at speed.
Electronically-controlled Porsche Traction Management (ePTM) is said to work five times faster than a conventional all-wheel drive system, meaning traction should be impressive. The Porsche Macan Turbo has Porsche Torque Vectoring plus electronic differential lock on the rear axle.
What is the driving range of the new Porsche Macan EV?
The new Porsche Macan 4 has a healthy electric range of 380 miles from its 100kWh battery. The new Porsche Macan Turbo isn’t far behind on 367 miles. Both models can use ultra-fast 270kW rapid chargers.
How popular is the Porsche Macan?
Since 2014, more than 800,000 Porsche Macan have been built. The new model aims to continue the success – and, for the first time, it will be produced in a carbon neutral way at the Porsche plant in Leipzig.
Will there be a petrol-powered new Porsche Macan?
The new Porsche Macan is electric-only. For those who still want petrol, the existing Porsche Macan will continue on sale.