Porsche’s all-electric Macan is on the horizon. Over the past year, we’ve seen a lot of prototypes out and about and even had the opportunity to drive the performance SUV—albeit in preproduction trim with the dashboard covered. At last, the entire cabin of the Macan EV is revealed to us.
The interior reveal coincides with a deluge of technical jargon regarding the platform and drivetrain of the electric Macan, most of which is conveniently ambiguous. We already know about the dual motor configuration, which will produce “roughly” 600 horsepower with the aid of a “roughly 100 kWh” lithium-ion battery pack. Rear-wheel steering is well known; it turns the wheels away from the front wheels for increased manoeuvrability below 50 mph and in the opposite direction for increased stability above that speed.
Regarding the interior, spy photos gave us a peek of the arrangement heavy on screens. However, we can now confirm that there will be up to three screens in addition to the optional augmented reality-infused heads-up display. With this system, the windscreen functions as a sort of fourth screen, showing information such as turn arrows and distances to cars ahead. When viewed through the glass, the projected images seem to enclose an area that extends 87 inches and more than 30 feet in front. According to Porsche, it’s one of the biggest heads-up displays on the market right now.
The driver’s 12.6-inch curved digital display is standard. There is an optional 10.9-inch passenger display in addition to the 10.9-inch full-HD centre infotainment screen. Several car functions, like some navigation features and video streaming, that would otherwise require the driver to stop can be operated by the passenger thanks to the optional screen.
And there’s lots to experiment with. The Android-powered Macan’s operating system can be updated with a wide range of apps, including WebEx, YouTube, Spotify, and more, via the Porsche App Centre. The navigation system should remain active thanks to games, the Home Assistant smartphone app, and monthly map updates. But, you can still access Apple CarPlay or Android Auto here if you think they’re better than Porsche’s proprietary software. As part of the integration, the Macan will even add Google Maps or Apple Maps to the driver display.