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2018 Porsche Macan GTS: Release Date, Changes

In order to keep things fresh in the already crowded SUV market, the Porsche manufacturer decided to refresh the famous Macan model. So, this time we are talking about the new 2018 Porsche Macan GTS.

After it was firstly launched, this model has become one of the Company`s best-selling models.  So, to continue with its success, car maker will give it several adjustments in almost every field. Therefore, the new Macan will appear with minor yet noticeable changes in exterior design. The interior will show some improvements as well. Perhaps, there could be also more power under the hood of the new Porsche. Furthermore, we believe that the updated technology will be included too.

The upcoming Porsche Macan GTS will compete against BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

2018 Porsche Macan GTS engine and performance

When it comes to the engine, the 2018 Porsche Macan GTS will get more powerful unit under its hood then the base model. It is going to be the same engine used in the current GTS model. It is a 3.0-liter V-6 which will be able to develop 360 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The maximum speed of this engine will be limited to 159 mph. Moreover, it will be able to hit 60 mph in 5 seconds. The all-wheel drive configuration will be standard like in the rest of the lineup.

For some markets, the Macan GTS will also offer a diesel unit. This engine will have the output of 258 horsepower and 427 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Porsche Macan GTS front

Design of exterior and interior

When it comes to exterior, the 2018 Porsche Macan GTS will keep the overall shape of the current model. However, there will be some visible changes all over the body. On the front end, we will see new extended headlamps and a new bumper. The grille should stay pretty much unchanged. However, the air intakes will be slightly larger than before. We will see some modifications with fog lights which might be horizontal now. On the rear, there will be restyled tail lights. Perhaps, we will see the new design of the wheels, but it is not yet confirmed.

As far as the interior design is concerned, we haven`t gotten any official data. However, we are pretty much sure that the 2018 Porsche Macan GTS won`t differ much from its forerunner. Since, the current model`s cabin is already in the top of the class, there was no need for something big this time. The seats will get leather upholstery and will provide excellent comfort and support. The dashboard will rest the same and it might get some new interesting accents. What should be new, are redesigned steering wheel and instrument cluster. An 8-4 inch touchscreen should feature updated infotainment system.

As for the safety, a rearview camera, lane departure warning and parking sensors will be standard. However, it will be also available with lane keep assist, forward collision warning and so on.

2018 Porsche Macan GTS rear

Release date and price

The 2018 Porsche Macan GTS should be available in early 2018. When it comes to pricing, the GTA model should start at around $69,000.

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