All-New 2019 Porsche Macan GTS Release Date Review

The new Macan is out. The first thing fans spotted is the new taillight design. However, there are many other smaller or bigger parts that will make the luxury SUV more attractive. But, the base version is nothing compared to 2019 Porsche Macan GTS. The company will wait for the first feedbacks for the base model before they release specs details about the performance-oriented versions. Besides GTS, enthusiasts like us are waiting for updates on Macan Turbo model.

Although the crossover is using the same engine as before, it will be capable to produce more power. Nevertheless, boost is not going to be too close to top-range Turbo model and its 400 hp. We will probably see up to 20-25 ponies more for GTS. The base model has 15 hp more than before, now delivering 355 horses total. Since the standard edition presented new parts and features, we can’t wait to see what will 2019 Porsche Macan GTS offer.

2019 Porsche Macan GTS logo

2019 Porsche Macan GTS Specs

The 2019 Porsche Macan GTS is going to use the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6. The last version from 2017 could deliver 360 horses. Now, with proper tuning, the mill could be closer to current Turbo’s output of 400 hp. Nevertheless, this model will get a tuning as well.

Macan GTS is going to achieve 380 horses. Additionally, torque rating remains around 370 lb-ft. Fuel economy will not get any special boost, so we can expect the luxurious crossover to return 18/24 mpg. The boost of 1 mpg comes from the lighter body and retuned 7-speed automatic transmission with start/stop system.

2019 Porsche Macan GTS Weight

With a curb weight over 4,100 pounds, the previous edition was 200 lbs heavier than the base unit. Weight savings are certain, thanks to the use of aluminum and carbon-fiber. Also, lighter body panels and parts will improve handling, without losses on the performance. We already mentioned the fuel economy boost. All in all, the new 2019 Porsche Macan GTS will be under 4,000 pounds. It is still up to see how much.

Redesign

After four years it is time for the first major facelift of the GTS version. The sportiest Macan will come with a new styling, based on the standard model that came out recently. The high-end trim level is going to pick up some design solutions, few features will be the same, and designers are making unique additions as well. We haven’t seen updates for 2018, so the 2019 Porsche Macan GTS will bring a lot more.

First of all, expect new shapes of the front fascia. Grille, bumpers, and hood will get a more aesthetic look. That means all these parts are functional, at the same time improving the aggressive appearance. Wheels are again 19-inchers for the base trim. However, buyers can upgrade them with 20- or 21-inch rims. Even 22-inch wheels are possible for the next model.

2019 Macan GTS Colors

The new 2019 Porsche Macan GTS will come in more colors. Well, the company will definitely replace the paintjobs they offered for the 2017 year edition. Besides standard and metallic palette, we will also get matte colors for the GTS version of Porsche Macan. Buyer can purchase rims in body color as well. Different variations of blue and red will definitely be eye-catching.

2019 Porsche Macan GTS preview

Interior

The premium crossover is becoming even more luxurious. Plenty of space, premium Alcantara leather, the latest infotainment system, elegant details, modern technologies, elegant details, and simple controls. All of this is part of the 2019 Porsche Macan GTS interior.

The crossover keeps the same dimensions. Inside, there is room for five passengers. The standard package of equipment includes a 10-speaker audio system, a 7-inch display, no navigation, and MP3 CD/DVD player. At any time you can purchase the better audio system through a special package for sound enhancement or unique Premium plus set. The rear camera is part of park assist.

Additional Features

Unfortunately, Porsche leaves some equipment as parts of additional packages. For example, navigation, lane keep and lane departure assists need extra spending to be a part of 2019 Porsche Macan GTS. The German carmaker also offers seat heating and ventilating. Some wood and Alcantara leather details are optional as well. All in all, fully-loaded 2019 Macan GTS will cost much more than the base offer suggests.

2019 Porsche Macan GTS wheels

2019 Porsche Macan GTS Release Date and Price

Since the new 2019 Porsche Macan is out, soon we could expect the GTS to arrive. Well, the SUV could see the debut, while it is not going to be available for sale for a while. Probably until next year we won’t see Macan GTS in salons. Also, the company did not release its version for the last season. We seriously doubt that Porsche will make a two-year break with such a model.

The GTS is the most expensive Macan. The last model cost just under $70,000. The new one will start at $75k. With options, it will easily go around $90,000. We will find only Macan Turbo more expensive than 2019 Porsche Macan GTS. However, it uses a special and bigger engine, unique drive system, and all premium features that we will see optional in GTS.

Competition

As for its base model, the 2019 Porsche Macan GTS will have similar competitors and their higher trim packages. From German carmakers, the main rivals are Audi Q5 and BMW X3. In the US domestic vehicles are positioning well. Buick made a serious impact with its Envision luxury SUV, and Cadillac XT5 is among the leaders in the segment. Luxury divisions of Japanese companies are preparing new models as well. Honda’s premium branch Acura will be there with RDX compact SUV, Nissan launches Infiniti QX50, and Lexus NX is Toyota’s response. For the bigger share of the market, Jaguar F-Pace and Land Rover Discovery are also in the game.

Verdict

Since the Porsche is the company with a high reputation in the premium segment, their efforts are always causing a lot of interest. Of course, their previous work and vehicles are giving the boost, since everyone knows what to expect from their products. On the other hand, these expectations are always higher, so the carmaker must keep up with innovations and high demands. The 2019 Porsche Macan GTS is going to be one of the vehicles that will definitely satisfy the luxury SUV market.

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