Following the success of the Taycan, Porsche is already preparing its next electric car: the second generation of its entry model, the Macan SUV. This SUV will become available exclusively with electric powertrains in its next incarnation. However, in parallel, Porsche will offer an updated version of the current Macan for a short time. However, once its production ends, only the electric one will remain.
The Macan will be in charge of launching the new PPE modular platform of the Volkswagen Group. This architecture, developed by Audi and Porsche, will allow higher performance and refinement than the MEB, conceived for mid-range cars. For its part, the PPE will be the starting point for the creation of luxury and high-performance models in all the group’s brands.
Now, the Porsche model has been caught for the first time in heavily camouflaged tests. The German SUV will bet on a silhouette much more dynamic than its predecessor, with a sloping rear that is powerfully reminiscent of the Cayenne Coupé. Possibly this design allows the firm to achieve good aerodynamics, which will directly affect the autonomy of the car.
At the moment, it is not clear if the all-electric Macan will have this body or if, as with the Cayenne, they will be available with a classic SUV body in addition to the sportier coupe. Given the Volkswagen Group’s tendency to offer two bodies on its electric SUVs (Audi e-Tron/e-Tron Sportback, Audi Q4 e-Tron/Q4 Sportback e-Tron, Volkswagen ID.4/ID.4 X, Skoda Enyaq iV/Enyaq GT iV…), Porsche may choose to offer both options to its customers.
Despite the dense camouflage the car boasts, it can be seen that its front optics will be thinner than the current Macan, remarkably resembling those of the Taycan. Also, the nose is lower than that of its predecessor. On the side, we could highlight the presence of two charging sockets (one on each side, again as in the Taycan), while the rear sports an interesting active spoiler.
Porsche is expected to present its new model in 2021; however, its production will not begin until 2022. It is expected that after its launch, Porsche will gradually electrify its entire range (except the legendary 911 sports car, which for the moment will only receive a plug-in hybrid variant).