2024 Porsche Macan electric SUV: price, specs and release date

The Porsche Macan is the brand's first electric SUV

Andrea Matthews

Posted February 22, 2024

The new 2024 Porsche Macan will be electric only when it arrives in Australia later this year. From pricing to specs, here's what you need to know about Porsche's mid-size electric SUV.

Revamped entirely for its second generation, the all-new electric-only 2024 Porsche Macan medium SUV will be available in two models – the Porsche Macan 4 and Porsche Macan Turbo, offering electric sportscar performance of up to 470kW.

Depending on variant, the new Macan will deliver a driving range between 516 and 591km (WLTP combined).

The Porsche Macan is a critical model for the brand in Australia, representing almost half of all Porsche cars sold here. Since its arrival in 2013, Porsche sales have increased by over 200 per cent, with the Macan playing a significant role in that growth. Porsche Macan enjoyed its best ever year for sales in 2023, selling 2925 vehicles.

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The Porsche Macan Turbo

The 2024 Porsche Macan Turbo. Image: Supplied - overseas model shown.

How much does the Porsche Macan EV cost?

The Porsche Macan 4 will cost from $133,700 and the Porsche Macan Turbo starts at $180,100.

While other electric vehicles have arrived on the market in single specifications, prospective Macan owners have a full complement of Porsche personalisation tools available to them. Options include 13 exterior paint colours, 11 interior leather options in a range of including prestige club leather, and nine wheel options – from a standard 20-inch wheel to a 22-inch wheel which can be optioned in a range of designs and paint colours.

Everything can be added to the Macan, from heated and ventilated front seats to a leather covered book pack or an auto-opening charge door cover. Streamlining the box ticking process, Porsche is currenty offering five pre-configured models via the Porsche Australia website.

Porsche Macan 4 is available as Oak Green Neo Elegance or Lifestyle Silver packs, while Porsche Macan Turbo has been created as a Black Classic model, Ice Grey Dynamic and Performance package.

Driveaway prices for the packs range from $175,221 for the Lifestyle Silver model to $250,454 for Ice Grey Dynamic, which includes over $50,000 in luxe additions.

When does the 2024 Porsche Macan EV arrive in Australia?

The new electric-only Porsche Macan is expected to launch in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2024.

The Porsche Macan dash layout with passenger screen

Porsche offers an optional front passenger display to allow control of infotainment and navigation functions. mage: Supplied - overseas model shown.

What are the key performance specs for the new Porsche Macan?

Both Porsche Macan models are all-wheel drive and use the latest generation of permanently excited PSM electric motors on the front and rear axles which Porsche says will deliver power efficiently.

In combination with Launch Control, the Macan 4 produces up to 300kW of overboost power and 560Nm,  while the Macan Turbo stretches up to 470kW and 1130Nm.

Porsche promises the Macan 4 will accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds while the Macan Turbo takes just 3.3 seconds.

The Porsche Macan 4 promises a driving range between 516 and 613km on the WLTP combined test protocol, while the Macan Turbo could achieve betwee 518 and 591km.

The Porsche Macan derives its energy from a 100kWh lithium-ion battery. The high voltage battery is a central component of the 800-volt architecture being used by Porsche for the first time in the new Macan.

DC charging output is up to 270 kW and the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent within approximately 21 minutes at a fast-charging station. At 400-volt charging stations, a high voltage switch in the battery enables bank charging by effectively splitting the 800-volt battery into two batteries, each with a rated voltage of 400 volts. Porsche says this will enable efficient charging without an additional HV booster, at up to 135 kW.

The Porsche Macan 4 and Porsche Macan Turbo

The Porsche Macan 4 and Porsche Macan Turbo. Image: Supplied - overseas model shown.


2024 Porsche Macan design highlights

The new exterior design of the 2024 Porsche Macan builds on the outgoing model’s styling but is more dynamic and sports oriented.

The new Macan is 4,784 mm long, 1,938 mm wide and 1,622 mm high with an extended wheelbase, which is 86 mm longer than the previous model.

Porsche has used a combination of active and passive aerodynamic elements to deliver a drag coefficient of 0.25, making the new Macan one of the most streamlined SUVs on the market.

Alongside the exterior reworking, the interior has also been reconfigured, increasing luggage space by up to 136 litres depending on model and equipment fitted. Boot space has increased behind the second row to 540 litres and a new large frunk has been added with capacity of 84 litres.

With the rear seat folded, the luggage compartment increases to up to 1,348 litres. A maximum towing capacity of 2,000 kg is on a par with current Porsche Macan models.

The Porsche Macan Cockpit

The Porsche Macan cockpit. Image: Supplied - overseas model shown.


Porsche Macan technology highlights

Technology additions are significant with a 10.9-inch optional passenger display in the front dash giving the front seat passenger easy access to update navigation instructions, change infotainment settings or even stream video content while the car is being driven.

For the first time in a Porsche, a head up display using augmented reality can be optioned on the Macan. Navigation elements such as directional arrows are integrated into the driver’s view at a distance of 10 metres – corresponding to an 87-inch display

Voice recognition plays a key role in the new Porsche Macan, the Android Automotive operating system promising lightning response times with the Hey Porsche voice assistant suggesting charging spots. 

Using the new Porsche App Centre, passengers can download and install popular apps directly in the new Macan.

The Porsche Macan Aero rear

The Porsche Macan aerodynamic rear end. Image: Supplied - overseas model shown.


Will the 2024 Porsche Macan EV drive like a Porsche?

Porsche is promising Macan owners it will deliver the driving dynamics expected from a car wearing the storied brand’s logo.

Both the Macan 4 and the Macan Turbo are all-wheel drive and feature Porsche’s electronically controlled traction management system, which is around five times faster than a conventional all-wheel drive system and can respond to slip within 10 milliseconds. All-wheel drive is further controlled by the driver’s choice of driving program.

An electronically controlled differential lock on the rear axle, also contributes to the traction, driving stability and lateral dynamics of the Macan Turbo. Macan models with air suspension – also standard on the Turbo – are equipped with electronic damping control. This is also combined with the steelspring suspension as standard on the new Macan 4.

Porsche active suspension features dampers with two-valve technology to generate a more marked difference between comfort and performance modes.

For the first time, the Macan offers optional rear-axle steering, with a maximum steering angle of five degrees to enable both a compact turning circle of 11.1 metres and delivering what Porsche says is exceptional driving stability at higher speeds.

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