With Porsche, it is never boring. The German carmaker offers a lot of options and upgrades to its models through every update. So it will be with the new 2020 Porsche Macan. The premium SUV is already very versatile. The next model will bring even more options. For 2019 the company redesigned the crossover SUV, and now it is time to refresh the engine and trim level lineup. The GT3 is almost there, and the hybrid model is also a possibility for the next season. Far-fetched news is speaking about an all-electric model.
All in all, the 2020 Porsche Macan will get few updates on its body. Some colors will be added and interior update is certain. The GT3 RS will become the top of the line model. However, the entire Macan lineup will also offer SUVs with different outputs and styling. Base, S, GTS, and Turbo are the current lineup which is not changing for 2020 season. We could also see a diesel model in the future, but the company is going to develop a rather hybrid or EV crossover.
What is New for 2020 Porsche Macan?
We don’t know where to start. The most recent official unveiling happened in Geneva. The company presented the 2020 Porsche Macan S model. Well, this version is the same as the base one. However, it comes with a more powerful engine and a few details that will make it expensive. Well, after the facelift for the current season, we won’t see too many novelties in 2020. However, upper trim levels could introduce advanced technology and equipment in the same body as the base crossover.
Of course, every model will bring unique interior and packages. Power seats and three-zone climate control are available with GTS package. Active safety and assistance systems are ready to help. This version also comes with a sunroof. Rear seat infotainment boosts the impression with Bose audio. The 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo also adds dark glasses and the new Porsche Connect infotainment system, with the availability of Connect Plus package. All crossover SUVs are offering standard, metallic, and special paintjobs. Two-tone schemes are available for the interior.
2020 Porsche Macan and Macan S Specs
The base version of the SUV is going to use a turbo-four engine. It is the smallest crossover in the lineup, and it comes with the weakest engine. Still, a 2.0-liter unit is capable to burst 248 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. It is quite respectable for such a vehicle. A seven-speed automatic transmission distributes power to all wheels. Start/stop system will help you save more fuel.
The 2020 Porsche Macan S is a real deal. This one shows the real nature of this luxury model. With a 3.0-liter engine, the S model achieves 350 hp and 355 lb-ft of twisting power. Also, it boosts the towing capacity to 4,400 pounds. A V6 engine is paired with the same transmission. You will find this combo in the base Cayenne and Panamera.
GTS, Turbo, GT3 RS
The GTS model is using the same drivetrain as the S version. However, it adds 5 more ponies and drops the 0-60 acceleration time to 5 seconds. Further upgrades could make it even faster. Top speed is limited to 160 mph. Traction Management and direct fuel injection are standard for the Macan GTS.
The 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo maximizes the output from a 3.6-liter V6 engine. With 400 hp, it is almost the most powerful version in the lineup. The special performance package is making it even more potent and raises the bar to 440 hp. It needs 4.3 seconds to reach 60 mph from a stop. However, fuel economy jumps, and either start/stop system is going to help it become fuel-friendly.
The specs sheet of the all-new 2020 Porsche Macan GT3 RS has leaked. It says – a 4.0-liter V6 engine will provide 500 hp. That will be enough to achieve a top speed of 180 mph and the 0-60 mph time in just over 3 seconds. Of course, there are also numerous updates on the body and price, which could hit $150,000.
The new update could bring another model to the lineup. Well, this sports crossover is more likely to develop more powerful engines, rather than fuel-friendly ones. But, Porsche wants to be ready for the future. Well, some sources from the company said this is the plan for future so the 2020 Porsche Macan Hybrid could be only a concept. On the other hand, the German company has no too much time to spend with rivals getting electric models.
However, experts think the priority is an electric SUV. The concept is useful and the all-electric Macan is definitely on the way. It could come with a different name, but Porsche’s EV SUV will be based on its smallest crossover for sure. We don’t know if the complete lineup is going to change the name or only the electric model.
When Will 2020 Porsche Macan Be Available?
With the new S model already launched in Geneva, and redesigned version of the regular crossover not taking too many changes, the sales could start pretty soon. On the other hand, more changes are yet to come. Top of the class model is waiting for revisits and small updates, especially under the hood. The arrival of the hybrid could happen somewhere late in 2020, while the GT3 RS is a star of the upcoming season.