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2019 Porsche Macan premieres in Shanghai

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As Porsche says, the Macan is a genuine success story. Since 2014, the company has delivered more than 350,000 units with the Chinese market alone accounting for over 100,000 units. Which is why the new generation Macan has been unveiled in Shanghai.

As for the design, Porsche has played it safe by not making any drastic changes from the outgoing model. If you aren’t a fan, you wont be able to find any difference whatsoever, until you see the rear end. As with all the latest Porsches, the tail lamps have been connected, and features a prominent 3D light strip. The front fascia has been tweaked to make it appear more wider.

LED headlights are fitted as standard. Buyers can opt for Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS) adaptive control technology. Rounding off the looks are 20 and 21-inch wheels with newly developed tyres for improved performance.

There are new exterior colors – Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic and Crayon.

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The fresh interiors feature 11-inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM) full-HD touchscreen (that is up from the previous 7-inch), re-designed air vents below it, and a standard Connect Plus module.

Options list includes heated windscreen, and ioniser to improve the air quality. Buyers can also opt for GT sports steering wheel from 911, which integrates mode switch plus Sport Response Button, part of the Sports Chrono Package.

The new Macan also packs Traffic Jam Assist which includes adaptive cruise control that works at speeds of up to 60 km/h. Via Offroad Precision App, the driver can also record and analyse off-road driving experiences in the Macan.

Porsche said that the chassis has been tweaked and fine-tuned as well for enhanced neutrality, stability and improved comfort. The Macan still features mixed tyres with different widths on the front and rear axles, which according to Porsche, enables the driver to take full advantage of the all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) when it comes to driving dynamics.

No word on the powertrains just yet. Will update once it becomes available.

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