The second generation of Porsche’s compact crossover is coming in 2021. The biggest change is a new drivetrain. An all-electric 2021 Porsche Macan is definitely a car to watch in the new season. If you don’t like such drivetrains, old-school petrol units are also there. The Turbo version offers more power than some larger vehicles. Also, the compact crossover SUV will have a superb agility thanks to its size. That is not the only advantage of this premium model.
Styling and performance are breathtaking. The acceleration of the new model will be even more stunning, even for the electric version. If you are not happy with the base offer, the 2021 Porsche Macan will offer plenty of upgrades. Well, the price is the biggest fear, since even the base model is pretty expensive. With extra equipment, the cost could reach $90,000. The all-electric version will come with a hefty price, you can be sure.
Further options offer various engine choices. Driving is fun, on or off the road. Plus, the comfort is on the highest level. The 2021 Macan is going to offer the latest infotainment features, including some advanced packages of equipment. The new model will be lighter than before, but the crossover is going to keep its main advantages. For a compact crossover, its towing capacity of 4,500 pounds is incredible. The company will definitely have to work on visibility and overall safety. Besides the price, another downside is a lack of cargo space. After the redesign, the situation will be better, but still not bright.
2021 Porsche Macan Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2021 Porsche Macan is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant. With 260 horsepower it outperforms most of the rivals, even their high-output versions. Still, the new Macan will also offer a 3.0-liter turbo-six unit. If you are seeking more power, search for the Macan S model. In this case, the outputs jump to 350 hp and 355 lb-ft. A seven-pace PDK gearbox is standard for both drivetrains. Porsche is making all Macan crossovers available with an all-wheel drive only.
The most impressive offer in the lineup is the 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo model. This one will be revisited and engineers could tune a V6 to deliver more power. Currently, the output sits at 400 hp and 405 pound-feet of torque. Converted in real-life performance, that is good for a top speed of 160 mph. You can upgrade the Turbo model with the Sport Chrono package which will need less time for 0-60 mph acceleration (4.5 seconds). Turbo S is also an option, but we still don’t have clues about the development of this model.
2021 Porsche Macan EV Range and Specs
The all-electric Macan is something new we can hear. Well, be ready for the arrival of this performance EV since the company announced some details. Among others, the carmaker said the 2021 Porsche Macan is getting such a motor. But, besides that, chiefs were not too open for more details. A pair of the electric motor, one for each axle are certain, as well as the all-wheel drive. Outputs are unknown yet but expect the Macan EV to be a performance-oriented crossover SUV with a lot of power under the hood.
The company will try to make a battery large enough to make the new 2021 Porsche Macan run at least 250 miles. Experts also expect versions with more power and longer range. Besides power, another question is the recharging system. The German carmaker will have to develop quick-charge stations that will need less time for refills. We can hear that special gear will drop the time to 2 hours. Home outlets will need a lot more time. Also, a quick charge is also there. In 20 minutes your Macan will restore 80 percent of its battery, which is enough for a 200-mile run.
It is hard to compete with Porsche. The super-luxurious models are a state of art. So it is with sport utility vehicles. But, there are a few carmakers that can get on the line with the German company. Well, Porsche didn’t go too far with price, so other factories from the same country can compete with it. BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Mercedes GLC are available in most markets. But, when the 2021 Porsche Macan becomes an all-electric crossover, the competition will drop to a couple of names. Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model Y are other vehicles with a similar setup. Well, the new BMW iX3 is just around a corner as well.
Price, Release Date
The new 2021 Porsche Macan will arrive late in 2020. The company is tuning everything so the crossover impresses its fans and the entire automotive world. They are not in the rush with the new model, so the EV could arrive as an update in 2021. The base version with four-cylinder engine costs over $50,000. With a V6, the price jumps above $60,000.