But even at a lower price (it could drop under the $80,000 price mark in Australia), don’t expect the Macan to just be a shell of its superior models. The newbie will still include bi-xenon headlights, eight-way power front seats, lane-departure warning, and Porsche’s PCM infotainment system.
Under the bonnet a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine will power the Macan, generating 185kW of power and 370Nm of torque. The four-cylinder will only be available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and can reach 100km/h in just 6.7 seconds, and is said to be more fuel efficient than the Macan S.
But we’re not likely to see the new Macan on Australian shores anytime this year, with the brand announcing: “With demand of the turbocharged six-cylinder Macan S, Macan S Diesel, Macan Turbo and recently announced Macan GTS still high in Australia, PCA has elected to delay the introduction of the new Macan four-cylinder until not before calendar year 2017.”