Just a few days ago it became known that, due to the difficulties experienced by CARIAD (the software division of the Volkswagen Group) in the development of the electronic systems of the PPE platform, the launch of the second generation Porsche Macan has been postponed for a year. : the long-awaited electric SUV will not finally see the light until 2024.
This model will be very important for the brand; not in vain, it will be your access proposal. Porsche aims to sell several units equivalent to that of its thermal predecessor. “We produce more than 80,000 units a year of the current generation. In the long term, we also plan to produce the all-electric Macan on that scale, ” production manager Albrecht Reimold said in an interview.
In the first half of the year, the Macan became the second best-selling model in the range (38,039 units), being very close to the Cayenne (41,947 units), which will also be electrified in the medium term (it was recently learned that the electric Cayenne will also use the PPE platform of the Macan).
Due to the importance of this model for the brand, the thermal Macan will continue to be sold for a few years in parallel with the electric one. Thus, it is expected to receive a second restyling to hold the type until the end of its production, the same strategy that the company will follow with the 718 Cayman / Boxster.
The Porsche Macan will be able to charge at 270 kW
Even though the electric Macan will share a name with the thermal one, the truth is that they will have absolutely nothing to do with it since the second generation will sport the new design language released by the Taycan; In addition, its silhouette will move away from the forms of a conventional SUV to adopt the stylized crossover aesthetics of the Cayenne Coupé.
One of the strengths of the Macan will be its 800-volt electrical system, which will allow it to charge at powers of up to 270 kW in direct current. This will result in very competitive charging times, as it will take approximately 20 minutes to recover 80% of your range.
At the time, Porsche confirmed that the Electric Macan will have significantly greater autonomy than the Taycan, which homologates a maximum of 512 km WLTP. Previous information indicates that it will approach 700 km WLTP; In addition, you will enjoy a complete range of versions, including the usual Turbo / Turbo S.