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Porsche upgrades the Macan for 2016

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Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Porsche | posted November 06, 2015 11:27

Refreshed 2016 Porsche Macan revealed with new LED headlights, updated interior

Porsche recently freshened up the Macan for 2016 by throwing in some new optional features for the crossover.

Starting from the outside, the optional Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) now features full LED cornering headlights that has a camera-based main beam that adjusts itself when driving at night. Using information from the onboard Porsche Communication Management (PCM), the headlights will turn on an additional light that will illuminate an area where the Macan will be turning.

Rear quarter view of the 2016 Porsche Macan

In addition, there are also new cosmetic upgrades including: 21-inch bi-color wheels, black air inlets and side blades, Sport Design side mirrors, black exhaust tips, smoked taillights and accent strips.

The cabin, on the other hand, will get a new PCM system. The necessary functions can be manipulated via a 7-inch touch screen and now supports multi-touch gestures, Bluetooth, SD card slot, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay integration.

Upholstery-wise, an Alcantara trim with contrast stitching and illuminated door sill plates can be specified. There will also be new decorative stitching (Rhodium Silver or Garnet Red) that can be applied on the door panels, seats and instrument cluster.

Aboard the 2016 Porsche Macan

Rounding off the new features for the 2016 Macan are additional exterior colors, an Alcantara steering wheel with heating function, and contrasting colors for the center of the seats.

All of the new exterior and interior equipment will be available on the Macan S, Macan GTS, Macan Turbo and Macan S Diesel.