What is the Macan?
The Macan might be Porsche's smallest SUV and most affordable model, but this little crossover packs enough punch to earn the badge on the hood. A standard turbocharged four-cylinder allows the entry-level Macan and sporty Macan T to keep up with the base Mercedes-Benz GLCs and BMW X3s of the world, but it's the V6-powered Macan S and Macan GTS that really get the blood pumping. Throw in a cornucopia of performance options — from adaptive suspension dampers to a torque-vectoring rear differential — and the Macan does double duty as a grocery-getter and canyon-carver.
The current model debuted way back in 2015, and Porsche has done an admirable job of keeping this compact SUV exciting throughout. However, there's no replacement for … well, a replacement ... and we believe the Macan will be fully redesigned for 2024. It should keep the sporty profile that distinguishes the Macan from its competitors, but the new Macan is expected to ride on a new electric platform that Porsche (possibly inspired by medical staff) calls PPE. That's right — the next Macan will be powered solely by electrons.
Details of the new Macan EV are scant at this point, but other outlets report that it should go on sale sometime late this year or early next as a 2024 model. Porsche is being coy on how much power the mainstream models will produce, but a range-topping version is rumored to pump out a tremendous 603 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. That's a substantial upgrade from today's maximum of 434 hp and 405 lb-ft.
Stay tuned to this space as Porsche reveals more information about the 2024 Porsche Macan EV over the coming months.