With its 2022 Macan crossover SUV, Porsche is shaking things up. The Turbo model will be available in 2022, while the top-of-the-line Macan is now the GTS, which features the same twin-turbo V6 as the original Turbo. Meanwhile, the turbo V6 engine from the outgoing GTS model is found in the mid-range Macan S.
True, Porsche is developing an all-electric Macan, which will likely debut as a gasoline-only variant early next year. Even yet, with its best-selling sport-luxury crossover, Porsche is not skimping on features. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the base Macan models produces 261 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which is 13 horses and 22 torques more than the previous base model.
With more horsepower under the hood, the standard Macan accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, which is quite quick for a five-seat crossover. It has a top speed of 144 miles per hour.
Meanwhile, the 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine from the previous Macan GTS has been carried over to the 2022 Macan S. It now boasts 375 horsepower, which is a 27-horsepower increase than before. It accelerates to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and tops out at 161 mph.
The top-of-the-range 2022 Porsche Macan GTS, which inherits the old Turbo’s 2.9-liter V6 engine, has the highest power of the three. It now boasts 435 horsepower, which is a 59-horsepower increase over before. The new Macan GTS accelerates to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds when equipped with the Sport Chrono package. It also has the capability of reaching a top speed of 169 miles per hour.
All 2022 Macan models will come standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive. The Macan GTS is 10mm lower to the ground thanks to the now-standard air suspension, which is 10% stronger in the front and 15% firmer in the rear. Custom 21-inch wheels with high-performance tires, the Sport Chrono Package, and Porsche’s torque-vectoring rear axle are included with the GTS Sport Package for additional agility.
In terms of design, the 2022 Porsche Macan is similar to the current model. A reworked front end, a new black rear diffuser, LED headlights, and Porsche Dynamic Light System as standard are among the modest improvements. For the Macan GTS with the GTS Sport Package, there are 14 paint colors to select from, including Papaya Metallic, Gentian Blue Metallic, and a new Python Green colour.
The 2022 Macan’s inside features a slew of haptic buttons in place of traditional switches and stalks. Of course, the new Macan comes with Porsche’s PCM 6.0 infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay, navigation, voice control, and a 10.9-inch touchscreen display. It also gets a redesigned steering wheel inspired by the Porsche 911 sports vehicle from the 992-series.
The 2022 Porsche Macan is currently available for pre-order, albeit deliveries will not begin until early 2022. The Macan S and Macan GTS will be available in the spring of 2020. The base MSRP for the Macan is roughly $56,250, with the Macan S and Macan GTS costing around $67,000 and $81,000, respectively.