The Next Porsche Macan will be a full electric, as officially announced by Porsche.
Scheduled for a global intro in 2021, the second iteration of the German manufacturer’s midsize SUV will become the third electric Porsche, right behind the Taycan due out later this year and the Taycan Sport Turismo estate, which is planned to go on sale in 2020.
No specific details have been made public about the electric drivelines planned to power to the new Macan, but it’s expected to receive a twin-motor setup and standard four-wheel drive, as planned for higher-end versions of the Taycan.
As with the existing facelifted version of the first-generation Macan on sale today, the electric SUV is also set to be sold with a number of different power outputs in a multi-model range.
It will be the first model to be based on the PPE – Premium Platform Electric vehicle which is developed jointly by Porsche and sister company Audi. The development has already begun almost 2 years back.
A development of the J1 platform used by the Taycan and Taycan Sport Turismo, the more flexible PPE platform has been conceived to support models with both low and high ground clearance, and with varying wheelbase and track widths.
A concept of the new Macan is expected to be shown this year, with rumours suggesting it may appear at the Geneva motor show.
Electric models will be produced on existing Porsche production lines for the first time. Announcing plans to take the Macan electric, Porsche confirmed it will continue to be produced in Leipzig, Germany – a decision it says was taken in July 2018.
The Taycan and Taycan Sport Turismo are planned to be produced on a dedicated production line currently being established at Porsche’s traditional Zuffenhausen manufacturing base on the outskirts of Stuttgart.