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2024 Porsche Macan Electric design previewed, debuts January 25

Porsche has sent out some teaser images of its all-new 2024 Macan ahead of its debut later this week. It’ll be the first existing model line from the company to switch to electric power.

The teaser images depict a sportier, low-profile design theme compared with the outgoing Macan, with thinner headlights similar to those seen on the Taycan and intakes reduced to accommodate braking and intermittent cooling via what appears to be active flaps.

Around at the back, there’s a more modern interpretation of the full-width taillight theme, anchored by sculpted corners and a fuller bumper bar than before. A futuristic rear diffuser element lower down, with horizontal fins, cements its EV status. Speaking about the design, Michael Mauer, Porsche’s vice president of Style, said:

“The electric powertrain both opens up new possibilities and poses new challenges: the absence of the massive engine block allows us to have a more pronounced interpretation of the typical topography of the front bonnet. At the same time, the battery is still rather large, so takes up a lot of space and could disturb the vehicle’s defining width-to-height ratio.”

No details or further specifications have been announced with this teaser. However, as far as we understand, the new model is set to bring back the ‘Macan Turbo’ badge. The last update for the model line saw the Turbo removed and replaced with the GTS as the flagship.

Either way, the 2024 Macan will feature an 800V electrical architecture with power outputs of up to 450kW. It’ll all be based on VW Group’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE), like the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron and Q6 e-tron.

There’s talk of battery sizes up to 115kWh, with DC charging at up to 270kW. With the biggest battery we could see a range of around 680km, according to reports. It’s likely most, if not all, will feature twin motors for all-wheel drive.

We don’t have to wait long to know for sure, as the full debut is taking place in Singapore on January 25. Stay tuned.

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.
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