Porsche has revealed its second electric car - the all-new electric Macan - which will launch in the UK later this year.
A direct rival to the likes of the Jaguar I-Pace and Polestar 4, the new Porsche Macan will arrive with a choice of two four-wheel-drive variants: the £69,800, 402bhp Macan 4 and the £95,000, 630bhp Macan Turbo.
The electric Macan will be sold alongside the petrol-powered version until the end of 2025, when the line-up will become exclusively electric.
The E-Macan nomenclature used by Porsche during development has been dropped for the production model, which will be known simply as Macan.
Originally scheduled for launch in 2023 but delayed due to software issues, the electric Macan is a central part of Porsche’s plan to phase out its petrol offerings and make electric models comprise 80% of its global sales by 2030.
“The new Macan lays the engineering foundations for other future electric models from Porsche,” said Jörg Kerner, vice-president of the Macan product line.
The model has been developed alongside the Audi Q6 E-tron, which shares its Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture and key parts of its chassis, batteries and power electronics with the new Porsche.
The electric Cayenne, which is now testing ahead of a 2026 launch (see separate story, p7), will also use the PPE platform. The exterior styling moves away from the familiar look established by the original Macan and draws on design cues from the Taycan, most notably in its distinctive rectangular headlights and wraparound LED rear light bar.
The roofline and overall silhouette are significantly sleeker than the first-generation Macan, particularly in the rakish rear end, which houses a retractable spoiler that deploys in various stages to increase downforce.
At 4784mm long, 1938mm wide and 1622mm tall, the new electric Macan is 103mm longer, 15mm wider and a scant 2mm lower than the existing petrol model. The wheelbase is also 86mm longer at 2893mm.