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March 31, 2023

2024 Porsche Cayenne To Debut New Dash Concept

The refreshed Porsche Cayenne, due out globally on April 18, will feature a new display and control concept: The Porsche Driver Experience. It consists of a fully digital display that’s focused on the driver’s axis, while most important controls are grouped around the steering wheel.

It takes elements of the Taycan and includes a curved and free-standing 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster with variable display options, a redesigned center console, and the latest-generation steering wheel—matching the wheel found in the 911. The gear selector for the automatic transmission is now located to the right of the steering wheel. This creates space for a large air conditioning controller in a sophisticated black panel design on the center console. Passengers can experience a new level of interaction with the vehicle and the driver via an optional passenger display.

Depending on the equipment level, the driver can choose from up to seven views on the instrument cluster. The rev counter, online navigation system, optional Night Vision Assist, or 3D driving assistance system can all be selected to be in the foreground. A simplified view focused on essentials and Porsche’s classic five-circle instrument design.

Typical for a Porsche, the new engine start button (replacing the twist style) sits to the left of the steering wheel. The gear selector is now to the right of the steering wheel between the instrument cluster and the central display. A new, large air conditioning control panel with analog controls as well as more storage space is placed centrally. Porsche has also placed the completely redesigned control lever for the driver assistance systems directly on the steering wheel in the new Cayenne.

The new air conditioning control panel on the center console with its glass surface in a black panel design is well integrated into the digitalized cabin. Air conditioning settings can be made quickly and intuitively on the control surface, which is clearly laid out. The combination of touch recognition and haptic feedback with mechanical air conditioning switches as well as a physical volume controller creates functionality that is both haptically and aesthetically pleasing.

A high-resolution 12.3-inch display represents the control center of Porsche Communication Management (PCM). The driver can operate numerous driving and comfort functions with it, as well as the standard online navigation and multimedia functions. A completely new feature in the Porsche Cayenne is the optional 10.9-inch passenger display. Integrated into the dash directly in front of the passenger, the optional additional touchscreen allows the front passenger to operate the navigation system or select a media service. A unique screen filter ensures that the display cannot be seen from the driver's seat. This means videos can be streamed on the passenger display without distracting the driver.

Porsche has further improved connectivity in the new Cayenne. A cooled smartphone storage area with an inductive charging function comes as standard. The cooling allows for charging power of up to 15 watts. Also new are two USB-C ports in the front storage compartment and another two USB-C ports in the rear area of the center console. All USB ports provide a fast-charging function. The front pair also connect the smartphone to Porsche Communication Management (PCM). To pair a smartphone with the vehicle, all you have to do is scan the QR code displayed in the PCM. Numerous connectivity functions become available, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as integrated apps such as Spotify and Apple Music.

With the new In-Car Video function, videos can be watched directly in the PCM via the streaming provider Screenhits TV both in the central display when the vehicle is stationary and on the passenger display while driving.

1 comment:

  1. This new dashboard design looks clean yet sporty. I feel it will stand out among enthusiasts.


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