To develop the Macan, designers adapted a number of design elements from Porsche sports cars, highlighted by a wraparound hood and gently sloping roof. Bi-xenon headlights have dynamic leveling. Integrated foglamps and LED taillights are installed. Front occupants have knee airbags, and full-length side-curtain airbags incorporate rollover sensing. The sizable cargo area holds 17.7 cubic feet of luggage.
Appearance and equipment of the new base model are similar to the Macan S, including matte black window surrounds and black brake calipers. The front fascia and lava black side blades also match the Macan S. Standard equipment includes 8-way power front seats with Alcantara centers, lane-departure warning, and 18-inch wheels. Fuel-conserving start-stop technology is standard.