Following up on Porsche’s announcement of a new GTS trim for its Macan, the German automaker has added new standard technology (and value) to the 2017 version of the compact crossover.
All 2017 Macan trims get lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, and a backup camera (a feature conspicuous by its absence from the Macan’s standard feature list in its first two years on the market). Also new to Macan is the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system introduced in the latest 911, whose seven-inch screen brings a smartphone-like interface; Apple CarPlay smartphone integration is an option, but Porsche makes no mention of Android Auto. PCM also includes Wifi hotspot functionality.
Porsche says all Macan models benefit from a steering system revised to provide more road feel. All models can be optioned with full-LED headlights, and the Macan Turbo can be fitted with new interior and exterior design packages.
The new kit ups the Macan’s starting MSRP to $58,000, an $800 bump over 2016’s price.