The firm has confirmed the revised Macan will launch in the UK with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 242bhp. Powered through a seven-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox, the engine has a NEDC fuel economy rating of 34.9mpg. The model has a claimed 0-62mph time of 6.7sec and a top speed of 139mph.
The new version of the Macan, which Autocar has already driven in prototype form, was initially launched in China. Autocar understands that the range will grow to feature a Macan S powered by a 335bhp 3.0-litre V6, and, at least at launch, no diesels. Porsche has recently confirmed that it will no longer offer diesel-engined versions of its models.
Having taken more than 350,000 sales since it was launched four years ago, the Macan is the fastest-selling Porsche model to date, but it is facing stiff competition in the premium SUV class from the Audi Q5, BMW X4, Jaguar F-Pace and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé.
The model's facelift includes a redesigned front bumper, new LED projector headlights and a full-width LED strip between the tail-lights. A new range of 20in and 21in alloy wheels are also to be offered.
Inside, there's a redesigned dashboard featuring Porsche's Communication Management system. As in other new Porsche models, this features a centre console touchscreen increased in diameter from 7.0in to 11.0in. In addition, the central air vents have been repositioned and now sit below the display.
Porsche also claims enhanced connectivity for the Macan through a standard Connect Plus module, which supports real-time swarm-based traffic data sourced from Here, the mapping company partly owned by fellow Volkswagen Group brand Audi.