New 2024 Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe full reveal
The revised Porsche Cayenne has arrived, and here are the latest pictures and details
- Pronounced changes to rear styling
- New hi-tech interior design revealed
- Extensive changes to engine range
After months of spy shots and teasers, the Porsche Cayenne has finally been fully unveiled, and these official pictures show its new look. The new model is due on sale in July, and a price hike to over £70,000 is likely.
The latest Cayenne is almost identical in size to the outgoing model, retaining its five-seater layout – Porsche is expected to expand its SUV range with a separate seven-seater model in the next few years.
The headlights now have a slightly more angular look reminiscent of those on the electric Porsche Taycan saloon, with four horizontal LED lights on each cluster, and two more sitting either side of the grille.
At the rear the number plate has been moved from the boot lid to down on the bumper, with the tailgate now featuring a more minimalistic look. The panel housing the rear light bar also goes across the whole bootlid in an unbroken line, rather than featuring a slight trapezoidal kink like on the outgoing model.
2023 Porsche Cayenne engines, power and specifications
The biggest changes come under the bonnet of the latest Cayenne. The range of petrol and hybrid powertrains offered on the Cayenne has been simplified. Entry level Cayenne models feature a slightly updated version of the twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 engine from before, producing 353bhp (up from 335bhp).
The plug-in e-Hybrid also makes use of the updated V6 petrol engine, but paired with an electric motor to produce the same 463bhp figure as its outgoing equivalent. Range figures for the e-Hybrid model have increased from 25 miles to 56 thanks to a larger 25.9kWh battery pack that cleverly retains the same physical dimensions as the smaller pack in the old car. Potential charging speed has also increased to 22kW using an AC charger.
The update marks a return to V8-power for Cayenne S models – Porsche has swapped the 2.9-litre V6 engine for a heavily revised twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 unit with 474bhp. The Turbo model has been removed from the range entirely, although non-EU markets will get a 631bhp Turbo GT model range-topper. This model will also not be sold in the UK.
A new GTS model will return alongside a Turbo S e-Hybrid model eventually, but the UK and European engine range will be limited to the three aforementioned options. All models will send power to an eight-speed automatic transmission with drive going to all four wheels.
The chassis and suspension on the updated Cayenne has also been heavily tweaked, and a new dual-valve PASM adaptive damping unit has been added, allowing drivers to tweak settings more extensively. Other advanced suspension and handling options will be available to spec on the Cayenne, such as rear-wheel steering, active anti-roll stabilisation and torque vectoring. Taller tyres on the latest model, which increase the sidewall profiles and rolling radius, should mean engineers have been able to strike a good balance between sportiness and comfort.
As with all Porsche models, plenty of personalisation options will be available, including Sport Design and Lightweight Design packages which add exterior elements to tweak the Cayenne’s styling and add a touch of drama.
Interior design and technology
The Cayenne is known for its luxurious, yet sporty cabin design, combined with the practicalities of an SUV. To keep it competitive, the updated interior will get a renewed digital gauge cluster, a central screen and an optional passenger display that dominate the dashboard.
The new Porsche Cayenne’s interior will get a completely revised dashboard and centre console which draws inspiration from the all-electric Taycan saloon. The outgoing model’s gauge cluster has an analogue rev-counter surrounded by two small screens – this will be replaced with a single curved digital display that uses Porsche’s latest software, offering more customisation and faster responses. The existing 12.3-inch infotainment screen will still be present in the revised model.
An optional second passenger display integrated into the black panel that spans the dashboard will also be available. Its interface will integrate streaming services and support Bluetooth headsets.
Manufacturers have been criticised in recent times for eliminating traditional physical controls in favour of touch screen buttons, but the Cayenne’s new centre console is less fussy than in the outgoing model, while heating and ventilation controls can still be operated using physical buttons for functions like temperature and fan speed. Volume can be controlled via a small knob, while the gear selector has been relocated to the right of the steering wheel like in the Taycan, and the turn-key style starter switch has now been replaced with an ‘on’ button.
The choice of interior colour and trim options has been expanded, and customers will be able to spec finishings such as carbon fibre woven with gold elements, dubbed Neodyne by Porsche.
An electric Porsche Cayenne is in the pipeline, but will not be part of this set of revisions to the outgoing car – it will instead be an all-new next-generation model for the brand in coming years.
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