Not long ago, we got our first look at the fully-electric version of the next Porsche Macan, and we were surprised to see that it is, in fact, a coupe-like SUV with a fastback-style sloping rear end. We would have been less surprised had Porsche not revealed a coupe-like version of its strong-selling Cayenne SUV and buyers loved it.
As you may already know, Porsche will sell a Macan BEV alongside a revised version of the current model. The EV will look similar, but it will be a radically different vehicle underneath, riding on an altogether different platform - the Macan EV will actually be underpinned by the same PPE (short for Premium Platform Electric) that is related to the J1 platform currently used in the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron models.
Porsche may choose to sell the electric Macan purely in the coupe-like body style (like this prototype which we sadly only have low quality, grainy shots of) and if it does, it will look a lot like this rendering I whipped up specially for this article.
From a design standpoint, it’s a mix of current Macan and Taycan, with elements of other Porsche models too. I don’t expect it to be a very dramatic looking vehicle, or be dramatically different to the ICE Macan, which is why I’m pretty sure this rendering previews it, especially when it comes to the shape of the roof, the rear end and the pop-up spoiler that we saw on the prototype.