Everything We Know About The Upcoming Porsche Macan EV
Porsche is all set to unveil its latest flagship SUV, the Makan EV, in the year 2023, and it has
Porsche is all set to unveil its latest flagship SUV, the Makan EV, in the year 2023, and it has all gearheads sitting on the edge of their seats.
The world of automobiles was on a relentless charge toward electrification, and back when people used to say, “the future is electric,” it can be said that the future is now. Most big automakers have now moved towards some form of electrification in their portfolio, including some heritage manufacturers like Ferrari and Lamborghini. Several mass-market production companies have pledged to go all-electric by 2025 or by the end of the decade.
Automobile companies seem to be under a lot of pressure to create and deliver some groundbreaking performance electric vehicles while staying practical at the same time. One such manufacturer who has had success in the electric vehicle department happens to be Porsche. The company revealed its first-ever all-electric vehicle for the mass market a few years ago, and it was an instant hit. The Taycan EV is the electric flagship from Porsche, and it also has many body styles and altering performance figures, making it the ultimate electric Porsche. Although now the model seems to be catching up with its age and it is time for a new electric vehicle, what is better than a flagship SUV? Here comes the new 2023 Porsche Macan EV, largely based on the Tacan but with lots of technological advancement and segment-first features.
The New Principles
The electric Macan is set to launch in 2023, and Porsche has decided to build this vehicle from the ground up with completely new design and performance principles. Being a performance-oriented car, the vehicle is expected to have best in class performance figures that will outshine its rivals by quite a margin. This will also be the sportiest vehicle in its segment in terms of driving dynamics and handling. Since the Macan will be an electric SUV, it is also expected to have some practicality as it might be a daily driver for most people.
The vehicle will also have a long-range version for those cross-country commutes to add to the practicality aspect. To juice up the batteries as quickly as possible, the vehicle will also support fast charging that should take the vehicle to a full charge in less than 3 hours.
The Familiar Hardware Underneath
The Porsche SUV has been the company’s best-selling vehicle since the year 2016 and what this means is that there is something right about the formula of this vehicle that makes it such a success in the company’s lineup. Since Porsche comes under the Volkswagen group, to keep the production costs down, there will undoubtedly be sharing of parts and hardware within the Volkswagen group, and most likely, it is expected to come from Audi as their all-new electric Sedan, the A6 E-Tron will have the same underpinnings as the Macan EV.
Even in terms of range, the vehicle is expected to have more than the current generation Taycan. The current Porsche Taycan offers nearly 227 miles of range, and as per sources, the Macan EV is expected to one-up this by providing around 250 miles of driving range.
The Subtle Cosmetic Tweaks
The vehicle’s design is not dramatically different from the current generation internal combustion engine. There will surely be enhancements to aid the aerodynamic efficiency, which will aid the performance and range of the vehicle. From the leaked spy pictures, the changes seem minimal, and the headlight has a slimmer design. The front bumper is also smooth and clean, with the front grille having been omitted altogether. The side profile looks much more dashing and coupe-like than the current Macan, featuring a sloping roofline. Don’t expect an upturned kink in the window line – that’s just the camouflage trying to throw one off. Behind the test car’s wheels, we see six-piston brake calipers and prominent discs. At the back, there is a full-length LED tail light and active spoiler showing the sporty credentials of the EV. There will be no fake exhausts, and a rear diffuser will be a part of the package.
The trims will be similar to the current version with a base train and S followed by full-blown GTS. The pricing has not yet been revealed, but considering the current generation Macan, pricing is expected to be between $80,000 and $100,000. Adding optional extras will surely drive the price up close to $150,000. Porsche has claimed that the Macan EV will be sold alongside the standard Macan, and the production for the standard Macan will cease to end in 2024, and after that, it will be all-electric. By 2030, Porsche expects 80% of its lineup to be all-electric – and it is preparing its supply chain to be carbon neutral by the end of the decade, too.