The changes are subtle – apart from the colour – but you’re looking at the latest revision to Porsche’s strong-selling Macan SUV, revealed today in Shanghai.
There’s a good reason for that Chinese launch – more than 100,000 of the 350,000-plus Macans sold since its 2014 debut have found homes in China. The particular model shown here will be exclusive to the Chinese market, but other changes to the model will roll out across all markets.
That starts with subtle updates to the styling. Broadly, it’s still a Macan – and therefore still easier on the eye than the Cayenne – but it now echoes some of the elements found on its larger sibling, including a full-width LED light strip across the rear of the car.
The LED headlights too have been updated, now more closely resembling those on more recent Porsche models, while the adaptive Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS) headlight set-up is available as an option.
Small tweaks to the bumpers freshen up the design, but without placing old and new Macans together you’ll need to be an expert to spot the differences. Easier to spot are the new colours, including Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver and Crayon.