Cayenne might be the flagship model, but the 2021 Porsche Macan will be the star of the next season. We already know that the new GTS model is almost ready for a debut. Now, the fresh info about the all-electric crossover SUV leaked. Definitely, fans would like to see this one as well. It will take the position above the Turbo model, as well as the price above $100,000.
Macan was updated last year and now we are seeing new models. The EV is not going to change the look of the crossover. But, the engine room and the interior will be seriously upgraded So-called frunk (front trunk) will provide more storage space. Also, the new technology will make a drive easier, with a possible autonomous drive. This option is not coming for the 2021 Porsche Macan with internal combustion engines.
Specs and Features
There are three versions of the 2021 Porsche Macan already certain for the next season. The base model is called just Macan and it gets power from a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine. With 250 hp and 275 lb-ft, we cannot call it special, since there are many other luxury crossovers with similar outputs. But, styling and equipment could make some differences. The base vehicle is using LED lamps, a power liftgate, and 18-inch alloy wheels. There is a lot more equipment even with the standard offer.
The highlights of the Macan S are larger wheels and slightly different front fascia. But, the real deal is under the hood, where a 3.0-liter turbo unit is placed. Combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, famous PDK, this drivetrain is ready to explode for 350 horsepower. This is a serious output even for a premium compact crossover.
But, that is not all. The 2021 Porsche Macan Turbo is adding even more of everything. A twin-turbo system is maximizing power coming from a 2.9-liter V6 engine. With 434 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque, it is currently the most powerful unit in the lineup. According to the latest info, not for much longer. This configuration will need special upgrades and Porsche installs larger front brakes. Plus, the Turbo model comes with unique active suspension management, while the highlight of the exterior are 20-inch wheels.
2021 Porsche Macan GTS to Debut Later This Year
The 2021 Porsche Macan GTS is again taking everything to the new level. This is the brand-new version that will try to rebuild the image, spoiled last time the badge joined compact crossover lineup. Now, the new version is going to take 20-inch wheels with a unique design. Plus, front and rear fascia are revisited. Inside, buyers will find a lot of Alcantara leather inserts. Furthermore, there are packages with unique stitches and details, exclusive for the GTS model.
A 2.9-liter V6 engine is downgraded to 375 hp. In other specs, we see impressive numbers. The crossover SUV will need less than 5 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph and it can hit 162 mph. the PASM can lower the ride by 0.35 inches, providing better airflow. The major downside is the price, which will start above $70,000.
2021 Porsche Macan EV – What We Know So Far
The compact crossover is making a difference with the impressive outputs. But, the luxury combined with electric drivetrain is something special. Recently, rumors started to spread that the new 2021 Porsche Macan will go all-electric. It made us browse about these speculations.
It seems that Porsche is serious about the Macan EV. The crossover is going to debut next year, according to sources. Fans even rendered the first images based on the look of the Porsche Taycan. The new MEB platform will serve as the architecture. We will see similar upgrades on the VW lineup, including ID3 and ID4 vehicles. Also, MEB underpins Audi E-Tron all-electric crossover SUV.
The rumors are not informing us about range, but the first hints say a massive battery will be pretty capable. I mean, if 2021 Porsche Macan EV gets 700 hp and 750 lb-ft of torque, then at least 300 miles are expected from the same power source. And you can guess – the price will top all the existing versions. Just for example, the new Taycan starts just above $100k and ends up almost at the double value.
2021 Porsche Macan Release Date and Price
More about the new versions will be known as we are approaching the next season. The carmaker will launch the GTS in the final quarter of 2020, while the EV is still just a rumor. However, we have to take it seriously, with the Taycan getting power from the electric battery. The offer will start at $51,000. Macan S adds more than $15,000and the Turbo version is currently the most expensive with an $85,000 price tag. It can easily get over $100k with options. The new GTS will cost “only” $71,300.