That's correct. My Macan was built in late '18. The strut bar is NOT predrilled and pre-threaded. So, I had to buy a new one. Also, I am planning on buying the two engine bay trim pieces later this month. I figure, if anything, it will make the engine bay look a little neater/cleaner. I remember the early Lexus LS400's. EVERYTHING in the engine bay was covered. If there is any noise or squeaking after install, that's what the volume control knob is for on the radio.....