Porsche’s SUVs are of prime importance; it is through the SUVs that the German car maker can continue making deadly sportscars for us enthusiasts. However, what we will be talking about is no slouch either. If you somehow stumbled across Porsche’s international website, you’ll find a teaser on the homepage itself, confirming the date of its global premiere.
The Porsche Macan will be entering its second generation, and as such it will be built on the all-new PPE platform (also shared with the Audi Q6 e-tron). Porsche has been testing prototypes of the Macan EV for quite long, with the first-ever spy shots appearing from as early as 2021. The Macan EV retains the coupe-SUV silhouette, but there are things that help it differentiate from its smoker cousin. For example, it gets a split-headlamp setup, with the LEDs appearing similar to the ones seen on the Taycan EV, albeit slightly bigger. At the rear, the Macan will wear the familiar LED light bar.
We already know that the Macan EV will be using the 800-volt architecture from the Macan EV. Porsche has now confirmed that the Macan EV will be equipped with a 100 kWh battery pack, and with 270 kW DC fast charging, a 10 to 80% charge will take just 22 minutes. There will also be an option of 11 kW AC charging. Porsche says that all variants will receive ‘more than 500 km of range on the WLTP cycle.’ It also claims it has made a lot of effort into making the Macan EV as aerodynamically efficient as possible, stating the usage of automatic cooling flaps at the front, and an automatic rear spoiler. This resulted in the team measuring a drag coefficient of 0.25.
If you’ve made it till here, the Macan EV will be powered by two electric motors, producing a combined output of 603 bhp and 101 kgm of torque, with the Turbo variants slated to come with even more! Porsche has tested the Macan EV in a diverse range of conditions, ranging from test tracks, to the icy Scandinavian lands, normal public roads, and even the Death Valley in California.
The car maker has also made use of its active suspension management system with two-valve damper technology, air suspension, rear-axle transverse lock and, for the first time, rear-axle steering with a steering angle of up to five degrees.
The interiors of the Macan EV have already been showcased, appearing similar to what we have seen in the Cayenne and the recently-launched Panamera; a 10.9-inch touch screen taking centre-stage, while the driver gets a 12.6-inch instrument cluster, and the passenger receives a separate display which will not be visible to the driver when the car is in motion.
We expect Porsche to make an official announcement regarding an India launch not long after the global debut of the Macan EV. Once launched here, the Porsche Macan EV could potentially target the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, Audi Q8 e-tron, and the BMW iX.