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April 18, 2023

2024 Porsche Cayenne Adds Luxury And Performance

After showing off its increasingly digitalized interior, Porsche has finally unwrapped the Cayenne SUV. The third-generation luxury SUV comes with comprehensive changes to the powertrain, chassis, design, and equipment giving it added performance on- or off-road, as well as luxurious everyday comfort.

Visually, the 2024 Cayenne has a new front end with a new hood, wheel arches, and headlights. The headlights themselves carry standard Matrix LED lighting. At the rear, it gets 3D taillights and a new rear apron with an integrated license plate holder. A new range of 20-, 21-, and 22-inch wheels complete the changes.

Inside, the new Cayenne comes standard with an air quality system. Using predictive navigation data, it can automatically engage air recirculation when entering tunnels, for example. A sensor can also detect the level of fine dust particles in the air and passes incoming air through the fine dust filter multiple times if necessary. An ionizer system also removes many germs and pollutants from the air.

The new Cayenne also gets the display and control concept first introduced in the Porsche Taycan. This puts functions that the driver uses frequently directly on or immediately next to the steering wheel. For example, the lever located on the left behind the steering wheel now has additional functions for operating the driver assistance systems. The automatic transmission selector lever has been moved to the dashboard, making room for storage compartments and a large air conditioning controller in an elegant black panel design. Large, easily accessible controls combined with mechanical air conditioning switches and a haptic volume controller ensure optimum operability and a refined look.

For the first time, the redesigned cockpit of the Cayenne includes a fully digital 12.6-inch instrument cluster with a curved and free-standing design and variable display options. The standard 12.3-inch central Porsche Communication Management (PCM) display integrates harmoniously into the new dashboard and provides access to all the relevant vehicle functions. A 10.9-inch display is also optionally available for the first time for the passenger side. This enriches the front passenger’s driving experience by displaying performance data, providing separate access to the infotainment system controls and, depending on the market, the option of streaming video content.

Suspension-wise, the new Cayenne comes with a steel spring suspension with new shock absorbers with two-valve technology. This allows the rebound and compression stages to be optimized, improving comfort at slow speeds and handling at high speeds. An adaptive air suspension with a two-chamber, two-valve technology is also offered as an option. This improves not just the ride, but precision and stability on- and off-road.

In terms of powertrain, the new Cayenne enters the market with three different engines. The headline is the 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 which replaces the V6 in the Cayenne S. This engine produces 474 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque—34 horsepower and 50 Nm more than its predecessor. In the high-performance Cayenne Turbo GT, meanwhile, the same engine has raised outputs to 659 horsepower (up 19 horsepower).

Next up is an improved version of the 3.0-liter V6 turbo, and this one makes 353 horsepower (up 13 horsepower) and 500 Nm (up 50 Nm) more than before.

The same V6 engine also forms the basis for the powertrain of the Cayenne E-Hybrid. In combination with a new electric motor that has been improved to 176 horsepower, the combined output increases to 470 horsepower. Equipped with a high-voltage battery with a capacity increased from 17.9 kWh to 25.9 kWh, a purely electric range of up to 90 kilometers is now possible. A new 11 kW on-board charger also shortens the charging time at an appropriate power source to less than two and a half hours despite the increased battery capacity.

Deliveries of the new Porsche Cayenne starts in Europe first by July 2023.

1 comment:

  1. Why is almost everything going digital and having a lot of screens? I hope Porsche should put their focus more on driver involvement rather than passenger entertainment.


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