Plus augmented reality HUD
It's been a while since we last heard of what Porsche is doing to the next-generation Macan. Earlier in the year, the Macan was confirmed to become a Porsche that's fully electric, and electric only.
But now that we're coming closer to its official launch, Porsche is ready to share what the Macan looks like on the inside.
For starters, the Macan EV's dashboard looks similar to the new versions of the Panamera and the Cayenne. It has a 12.6-inch curved digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment display for the Porsche Communication Management with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity in the middle, and an optional 10.9-inch display for the passenger side.
Much like the Cayenne, the Macan EV also has its shifter placed on the right side of the instrument cluster. In keeping up with tradition, the start button remains on the opposite side.
But where the Macan EV stands out from the Cayenne is in the windshield; or rather the icons that will be displayed in it. When it goes on sale next year, the Macan EV will be the first Porsche model offered with an augmented reality heads-up display. The system uses interactive color-coded symbols, such as arrows, to provide navigation directions and other information.
Porsche said its new head-up display projects data approximately 33 feet ahead of the driver on what corresponds to a gigantic 87-inch display.
For now, that's all that Porsche has to share about the upcoming Macan EV. We have not yet seen the rest of the interior, and details about storage space and other interior features are yet to be revealed. But since Porsche said they are launching the Macan EV by early 2024, this means we won't be waiting too long to get those details.