The Porsche Cayenne has gone through some uplifting mid-life upgrades and the results have been pretty crazy!
The Porsche Cayenne will receive some mid-life updates at the end of 2021 or early 2022, which includes an improved exterior and interior design. Since the Cayenne has become one of the best-selling cars, Porsche is not yet ready to withdraw the model yet, and SHiFTUP.Club has gathered some images of the camouflaged Porsche Cayenne being tested on German roads. The updated Cayenne will have a slightly improved appearance to make it look sportier than before, accompanied by a slight bump in power.
The front panel appears to have slimmer headlights, and the bumper and grille are now more aggressive than before. Although the prototype is not a turbocharged or GTS version. The bigger changes appear towards the rear side of the model. Although the model is equipped with a series of taillights for testing, the camouflage allows the refreshed Cayenne to have a new LED taillight design. From the tailgate to the redesigned rear bumper, almost every angle has produced a new look. The new photos did not show the new interior, which is said to have a brand-new center console and a redesigned gear lever. The latter is likely to learn from the “shaver design” of the Porsche 911 (992), which we found on SHiFTUP.club. There will also be major changes under the hood, and most of the powertrain has already been announced in the Panamera update.
Although you can foresee moderate internal changes, we have yet to see the interior of the updated Cayenne. The layout of the controls should remain basically unchanged, with a large touch screen on the dashboard, and the same for the cascaded center console. The redesigned elements borrowed from the Porsche 911 sports car include a fine-tuned steering wheel and possibly a smaller gear lever.
This should also mean that the internal dimensions will remain almost the same as the current car’s dimensions, indicating that the updated Cayenne should have more than enough space. The interiors were designed to withhold a family and leave enough space in the luggage compartment as well. However, a plug-in hybrid vehicle will have more storage options with the battery located under the luggage compartment floor.
Porsche has also made minor changes to the updated Cayenne’s engine product lineup. However, minor mechanical changes are possible, all engines of the current vehicle will be retained. This implies that the buyers will be able to install either of the two-cylinder engines. 3.0-liter Turbo V6 or 4.0-liter Turbo V8, depending on the selected model.
In their respective plug-in hybrid versions of E-Hybrid, both models will also be coupled with the electric motor and the battery. The recent Porsche Panamera series will be revised later, but in the Porsche Cayenne, the Turbo may be phased out and replaced by Turbo S. As the name suggests, it will be a faster and more powerful model, and due to the power of the current 550 hp Porsche Cayenne The Turbo, the theoretical Cayenne Turbo S may produce about 630 hp, regardless of the engine under the hood. All Porsche Cayennes will use AWD and only offer 8 gears along with Automatic Transmission.
The new Porsche Cayenne is expected to be launched before the end of 2021 and will not appear in the showroom until 2022. An entry-level car will cost you approximately £60,000, while the more expensive Turbo S E-Hybrid is expected to be in the range of 130,000 pounds. When the Turbo S goes on sale, it is predicted to be about £5,000 cheaper than the Turbo S E-Hybrid.
The Cayenne also sees some solid competition, and this includes the likes of the Genesis GV80, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Audi RS Q8, and the BMW X6. While the Audi RS Q8 and the Porsche share the same platform, the Genesis GV 80, is the better-looking SUV in this segment. Hyundai’s Genesis division has some of the best-looking cars in America and the GV 80 with its refreshed exterior styling and luxurious interior, makes it a total package.
But the one who started it all, the BMW X6 is a reckoner in this segment. It’s big, tall, and exciting to drive as well. The BMW X6 looks sportier than the Porsche, as well.
The current-generation Porsche Cayenne was launched in 2017, is slowly preparing to get a mid-life update. And this SUV shares the same MLB platform from Volkswagen, which is also shared with other high-tech SUVs such as the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus. When automotive journalists first rode one, the exhilarating acceleration from a high-position SUV seating left them with a wide grin on our faces. Provided the sporty quotient has been amplified in the new Porsche Cayenne, the future sure looks good.