Porsche have officially announced that their highly-anticipated electric Macan will be unveiled on January 25th
This new model marks Porsche’s first venture into the electric SUV market and was originally scheduled for release in 2023. However, due to challenges with development at Cariad, the Volkswagen Group’s software division, the release was delayed.
The Macan EV will utilize the PPE platform, which is also used by the Audi Q6 E-tron, and will showcase new technologies, particularly in its interior design. Similar to the new Panamera, the Macan EV will feature the Driver Experience control concept first introduced in the Taycan.
This means that all physical driving controls will be grouped together, rather than scattered among various menus on a touchscreen. The vehicle will have a total of three screens, including a 12.6in driver’s display with integrated Apple Maps and Google Maps through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The driver can also access Porsche’s first head-up display, utilizing augmented-reality technology, through this screen.
This system uses environmental data and cameras to provide real-time information, such as navigation arrows, in the driver’s line of sight. Additionally, the AR display can support the functions of driver assistance systems, like adaptive cruise control, by virtually projecting the selected distance to the vehicle in front onto the road.
Warnings from these systems can also be displayed on the AR screen. The central display is a 10.9in touchscreen featuring Porsche’s latest infotainment technology.
There is also an optional 10.9in display for the passenger to adjust settings, browse media, or stream videos from apps like TikTok, although the videos will be in portrait mode on a landscape screen.