Porsche Macan gets updated for the 2016MY

Article by Christian A., on November 4, 2015

The Tokyo Motor Show of 2015 was proud to reveal the new Porsche Macan GTS to the world. Morevoer, Porsche unveiled the 2016MY Macan. The infotainment features were improved and the car just got a whole lot more comfortable too.

Macan has copied the 911’s Porsche Communication Management system (PCM). This means it’s easy to operate, has integrated Wi-Fi hotspot and navigates in real time. Connectivity is better and the software is so straightforward that your grandmother could use it! A new seven inch touch screen comes as standard in all Macan models in the centre piece of the infotainment system. Its high resolution and the operating system make you feel like you are using a smart phone.

It’s easy to use and it gets straight to the point. The proximity sensor detects commands and automatically displays a menu of options. Operations are selected by multi touch gestures. The PCM can be fully integrated with your smart phone and storage media through Bluetooth, SD interfaces and USB port. A neat new feature in Macan SUV models is that there are three ways to connect your devices. The Connect module has a compartment in the central armrest for smart phones to charge batteries, a feature that saves battery life and boosts signal and reception.

Meanwhile, iPhone users can opt for the AppleCar Play mode complete with Siri Voice Control through the PCM. The familiar and ever popular Porsche Car Connect is available in the Connect module. Want high resolution that makes it easy to read map displays? Then take the Navigation Module option which has an impressive new generation 3D map in specified areas. The system can be operated through voice control for hands free assistance.

Expanding the range of connectivity options is the Connect Plus module. It links Google services and provides real time traffic information, making it one of the most impressive vehicles on the market for integrating devices. Options on the Sports and SUV Macan include full LED headlights. When using these headlights with the Dynamic Light System Pulse (PDLS Plus), they illuminate in a colour similar to daylight for improved visibility whilst at the same time being more energy efficient.

Using a camera based dynamic main beam function, the light and range automatically adjust to the existing light conditions at the time. Using navigation data from the PCM, the intersection light has an additional lamp unit to provide the best front facing illumination. The familiar four-point Porsche lighting has a daytime feature for continuous visibility. The lighting looks impressive as the head lights use dark inserts and have four silver anodised LEDs.

The chrome trim emphasises the black main projector, creating a striking 3D feature. Gone are the bi-xenon headlights, round projection lens and auxiliary lamps, the vehicle now has LEDs with centrally arranged projection model for main beam and dipped head lighting. Further features such as cornering and intersection lights allow for coverage of almost every angle. It’s now a lot more comfortable with an improved sporty feel.

There is more direct handling and road contact because of a reengineered steering controller. The Macan Turbo has options to extend the interior and exterior so you can really get that bespoke feel. Taking inspiration from the GTS models, the Macan Turbo packages offer a greater sporty feel. With 21 inch wheels in 911 Turbo design decked in a two colour design and a range of design elements for the body available, the Turbo can be personalised to driver specification.

The door mirrors have a sport design and the wheel hubs are embossed with the Porsche crest and accentuating features. The air inlets, side blades, window trim strips and rear underbody panel have a high gloss decoration. The sports exhaust systems have black tailpipes which complement the Sport Design colour scheme. The rear apron has been lowered and the top models come with smoked rear lights. Luxuriant Alcantara trim is used inside, which is in keeping with the GTS style.

The contrast stitching is striking in Rhodium Silver or Garnet red, adding to the sporting feel and making the instrument panel more stylish. Alcantara adorns the centre panels of the arm rest, seats, door panels and centre console. Contrasting lettering is stitched into the headrest, identifying its Turbo feature.

The eye is quickly drawn to the illuminated carbon door sill plates which highlight the SUV’s 400 hp performance. Both packages are independently striking but both capture a sporting prowess and feeling of uniqueness. The Macan is also now offered in more exterior paint colours, not seen before.

Customers can opt for contrasting colour and stitching on the centre seat panels. If you want to feel the peak of luxury, then select the Alcantara trimmed steering wheel with winter heating option for improved comfort, grip and control.

The new Porsche Macans will be available at the beginning of 2016. Or order now from Germany with country-specific equipment at the following cost: Macan S 61,143 euros; Macan S Diesel 60,548 euros; Macan GTS 73,400 euros; Macan Turbo 83,753 euros.

Press Release

More functionality and individuality for the Porsche Macan

Porsche is significantly upgrading the Macan. To coincide with the world premiere of the Macan GTS at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015, the new model year of the compact SUV is also receiving enhanced infotainment and comfort features. The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) now comes in the Macan as well. Just a short while ago, the system celebrated its debut in the 911. Highlights are real-time route navigation, simplified operation and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. Porsche is also offering new full-LED headlights as an option for all models of the sporty SUV. Greater comfort and functionality are augmented by a bonus in sportiness. A re-engineered steering controller provides a more direct handling experience and improved contact with the road. Extended exterior and interior packages are available as options exclusively for the Macan Turbo. Now customers can introduce even more individual styling to their vehicle.

The new PCM generation: easier operation and improved connectivity
The centrepiece of the infotainment system that comes as standard in all Macan models is the new, high-resolution seven-inch touchscreen. The redesigned user interface employs intuitive operation, similar to that of a smartphone. If the proximity sensor detects a command input, all relevant menu contents are displayed. Menu items then are selected by means of multi-touch gestures. Various Bluetooth, USB and SD interfaces allow integration of smartphones and storage media with the PCM.
A new feature in the infotainment range of the compact SUV series is that customers can choose from three different options, as needed, in order to connect the Macan with the outside world in the way they want. To this end, the Connect module contains an integrated smartphone compartment in the central armrest for battery-saving recharging and optimised signal reception. Also new is the option of connecting an iPhone with the PCM in order to use AppleCar Play®, including Siri® voice control. The already familiar Porsche Car Connect is also included with the Connect module. Another available option is the Navigation module. The new navigation system impresses with its high-resolution map display, which, depending on the region, is also available in 3D for the first time. In addition, voice control can be used as a convenient method of launching the navigation. To enable even more extensive connectivity features, Porsche has developed the Connect Plus module. Online traffic information in real time and the display of Google services then supplement the driving dynamics of the Macan in order to reach its intended destination ahead of the competition. Use of the PCM as a Wi-Fi hotspot and even more extensive integration of smartphones thus leave nothing to be desired in terms of connectivity.

LED headlights in a dynamic design
For the first time, the Macan includes full-LED headlights in connection with the optional Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus). The new headlights assist the driver with their beam colour similar to daylight and improved range while simultaneously using less energy.
Daytime running lights shine in the four-point design typical of Porsche. Moreover, the dynamic light design is underlined by the interplay between the dark inserts of the headlights and the four silver-anodised LEDs. Strikingly contoured chrome trim surrounds give the black main projector an especially three-dimensional structure. Instead of the bi-xenon headlights' round projection lens and auxiliary lamps, the LED versions have a centrally arranged projection module for dipped and main beam. Additional lighting modules provide further functional features such as cornering or intersection lights. PDLS Plus encompasses the familiar lighting functions of dynamic cornering and country road light as well as a separate mode for motorway sections and adverse weather conditions. The camera-based dynamic main beam function eases the burden for the driver thanks to automatic adjustment of the lighting range during night driving. Based on the navigation data from the PCM, the intersection light activates an additional lamp unit to deliver the best possible illumination of the area into which the vehicle is turning.

For that special sporty appearance: the Macan Turbo packages
Inspired by the GTS models, Porsche is for the first time offering additional exterior and interior packages for the Macan Turbo. A variety of design elements on the body give the powerful SUV an especially sporty touch. 21-inch wheels in 911 Turbo design gleam in their exclusive bi-colour design. Dynamically styled Sport Design door mirrors and wheel hub covers with coloured Porsche crest add further accents. Contrasting elements in high-gloss black decorate the air inlets and side blades, as well as the trim strips on the side windows and the rear underbody panel. Blending harmoniously with the colour scheme of the Sport Design lower rear apron, the sports exhaust system features black tailpipes. Smoked rear lights round off the individual appearance of the top model. In keeping with the tradition of GTS models, Alcantara trim and contrasting stitching indulge sporty drivers with an especially high level of aesthetic and haptic quality. Alcantara is a familiar material from motor racing that covers the centre panels of the seats as well as the armrests of the centre console and door panelling. Decorative stitching in Rhodium Silver or Garnet Red on the instrument panel, seats and door panels provide for additional highlights. Turbo lettering on the headrests in contrasting colours and illuminated carbon door sill plates announce the performance potential of the 400 hp premium SUV even while it is stationary.

Both packages can be ordered independently of each other but both unite sporty design with exclusivity. Moreover, new exterior paint colours are available for all Macan versions. Decorative stitching in contrasting colours and centre panels of the seats in an alternative colour leave even more scope for individualisation. In addition, the optional Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel supplies extra comfort during the winter period thanks to steering wheel heating and provides excellent grip for a sporty driving style. The new Macan models will be available from Porsche dealers as from early 2016 and can now be ordered in Germany at the following prices, including country-specific equipment:

• Macan S 61,143 euros
• Macan S Diesel 60,548 euros
• Macan GTS 73,400 euros
• Macan Turbo 83,753 euros


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